about us

Victoria Free-Net Association (ViFA) was the first public Internet service provider (ISP) in Victoria. We offer the most affordable Dialup Internet Access, provide Email, Website and Server Hosting, and much more at low cost to consumers.

We are expanding services to offer expertise to not-for-profits, small businesses and professionals to help develop and manage online and educational content, custom database systems and more. Feel free to contact us and review our services and rates.

Affordable!  Dialup Internet Access

New Service!  ArtCommons MarketPlace


As a not-for-profit community network, we are supported financially by loyal customers, members and generous donors. Become a member to increase monthly cash flow essential to support operations and expand community services!

Membership gives you a say in how Free-Net is run (voting rights at the AGM) and costs only $25 a year. Pay online by credit card using our secure payment gateway.

important notices

Due to power outages and downtown Victoria connectivity issues between Aug30 to Sep2 some Free-Net services went down. Our main tech support volunteer also experienced food poisoning, so during this week of Sep 7-11 our tech support volunteers will be addressing your inquiries as soon as they can. Thank you for your patience.

Co-Founder Memorial: Mae Shearman

Co-Founder Memorial: Gareth Shearman

Spam Notice: Free-Net will never send you an e-mail requesting you login or type your password to reset it at a website other than our very own (victoria.tc.ca or vifa.ca). Even if it looks like it came from one of our official e-mail addresses, if it asks you to click on a web-link and type in your password it is not from us! Never follow links in e-mails claiming to be from Free-Net or a financial institution that is outside the original web address.

Sign up!


1) Read and agree to the User Agreement.
2) Choose service-fill in Registration Form.
3) Send in your payment.


Pay online by credit card


Pay your service invoice (include inv #).
Renew your annual $25 Membership.

   Free-Net Secure PayPal Payment Gateway


Support by donation


Help keep affordable Internet possible!

Contact us

Read our FAQ's.
Support E-mail: hq [at] vifa.ca
Billing E-mail: accounts [at] vifa.ca
Phone: 250-727-7057



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