Central Saanich Neighbourhoods – Saanichton

by Jodi Baker on April 11, 2014

Saanichton, sitting almost in the center of Central Saanich is a quaint community with historical significance.  This village served as a commercial center to the agricultural community surrounding it since the 1800’s.  At one time there was even a train station; when the Victoria and Sidney Railway (V&S) steamed through Saanichton between 1894 and 1919.

Today, Saanichton is a bustling village with shops, restaurants and other businesses at its heart, surrounded by single family and townhome residences, which are in turn surrounded largely by agricultural land, parks and rural properties.

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital is located just to the east of the village and west of the Pat Bay Highway, the main route to downtown Victoria.  School aged children in the area can attend:

  • Kelset Elementary
  • North Saanich Middle School, or
  • Stelly’s Secondary

Saanichton is also home to the Saanich Pioneer Society’s Log Cabin Museum, where you can peruse collections from local pioneer families as well as First Nations artifacts.  The popular Saanich Fall Fair, an historical agricultural event, used to take place very near the village, but has since relocated to a larger property on Stelly’s X Road.

Saanichton Links

Saanichton Village Association

The Saanich Fair

The Saanich Pioneer Society

Saanich Peninsula Hospital

Jodi Baker

After attending grade school locally, Jodi enrolled at Camosun College, taking Business Administration and majoring in marketing. She graduated in 1991, the same year she was licensed as a Real Estate Agent and joined Re/Max Camosun. Since then Jodi has been been building her career based on a desire to provide friendly professional service to people who want to sell or buy properties in Victoria, winning several awards along the way. In 2003 Jodi joined Geoff McLean and Associates, and she enjoys being part of his team of real estate experts. The team approach allows Jodi to balance her career and home life, something that every mother can appreciate, especially when the children are young! Jodi also enjoys cooking, camping, traveling and music. She shares her Central Saanich home with her husband and two children, two border collies and a cat. Connect with Jodi on Google

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