How would you like to be woken up at 2 a.m. to see a house moving across your bedroom window? This 1980's house was moved overnight from my neighbourhood on our small side road in Victoria, BC. The moving company had to chop down branches and move hydro wires en route to their destination in Sidney, BC.
These days many houses in Victoria are being lifted to gain an ocean view or removed completely, to be rebuilt allowing a better view.
In Canada, Vancouver is still the most expensive place to live, but Victoria is a close second.