Everything you need to know about fuel in Victoria including gas/diesel/propane
Gas stations are plentiful and there’s really no need to shop around for cheaper gas prices as most stations in Victoria all sell at similar prices. You may find that if you’re driving up-island (Duncan, Nanaimo or points North) gas is often a bit cheaper up there mostly due to transit taxes in the Greater Victoria area.
Visitors from the U.S. please note:
Before you get too excited about the ‘low’ gas prices … the price is per LITRE … not per GALLON. If you need to convert … the exact measurement is 1 gallon = 3.785 litres. I usually just multiply by 4 and that gets you pretty close. So our price of $1.30 (for example) for 1 litre = $4.92/gallon. Yes it is that much!
Most gas stations offer several grades of gasoline as well as diesel.
Propane sales are available at the following locations:
Costco – 799 McCallum Dr
Glanford Auto Service – 4233 Glanford at Vanalman Rd.
Mohawk Gas Station – 2100 Quadra St.,
– 2132 Keating Cross Rd.
– 4140 Wilkinson at Interurban
– 6429 Pat Bay at Glidden
– 6739 West Saanich Rd.
– 102 – 2320 Millstream at Treanor Rd.
Petro Canada Gas Station/Garage – 3095 Shelbourne at Hillside
Shell Gas Station
– 2502 Mt. Newton Cross Rd
– 100 Esquimalt Rd at Tyee Rd
There are many retailers in town such as Canadian Tire, many of the hardware stores, convenience stores etc that offer propane tank exchanges.
Filling Propane Cylinders
Here’s some information to know if you’re new to Victoria (or Canada) regarding filling propane cylinders:
- Propane tanks must be equipped with a pressure relief valve that opens and closes to prevent excessive internal pressure due to abnormal conditions.
- The 2007 edition of the Propane Storage and Handling Code introduced a new requirement that cylinders, of 40lbs propane capacity and less be equipped with an Overfill Protection Device (OPD). The OPD is certified as a secondary device and is meant as a back stop device in case the attendant accidently tries to overfill the cylinder.
- Marks are stamped onto the collar of cylinders identifying the original date of manufacture and any subsequent re-testing dates.
- Cylinders must be inspected and requalified every 10 years – it is against the law to fill an outdated cylinder. The disposal or re-qualification of a cylinder must be done by organizations that have the appropriate equipment, training and certification to do so, and which have been certified by Transport Canada to do the work.
- Never throw your propane cylinder in the garbage. To dispose of your old cylinder, drop it off at a municipal transfer station or depot that accepts propane cylinders. Your propane supplier may also accept cylinders for disposal.
- Personnel are required by law to have a record of training (ROT) to fill propane tanks and cylinders (transfer propane from one container to another)
Here’s the locations of propane sales in Victoria: