Saanich is certainly Victoria’s largest residential community, and a very popular place to live. Proximity to the city no doubt contributes to this, but Saanich is no slouch when it comes to amenities itself! The business centres in the neighborhoods of Tillicum, Royal Oak, Broadmead, Gordon Head and Gateway offer retail services large and small.
If you or your family members are considering post secondary education, Saanich is home to both the Lansdowne and the Interurban campuses of Camosun College, as well as the University of Victoria.
We are awash in recreation facilities in this municipality, from the legacy of the 1994 Commonwealth Games – the Saanich Commonwealth Centre, to G.R.Pearkes, Gordon Head, and Cedar Hill Reacreation Centres. There are a ton of programs run through these facilities that residents of Saanich can take advantage of.
If you prefer less structure in your leisure activities, check out our local parks and community trails. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park offers swimming, boating, fishing and an extensive network of trails for strolling, jogging or horseback riding. Mt. Douglas Park is the largest park in Saanich, with a long sandy beach and a heavily forested mountain – you can hike up the trails or drive almost to the summit where you’ll find a spectaculor 360 degree view of Victoria and Saanich.
If you are looking to relocate to the Greater Victoria area you should consider living in Saanich. This municipality offers everything a person could need or want, including a vast range of housing options, access to amenities, and proximity to the City of Victoria as well as the Victoria International Airport and BC Ferries. When you add to this a climate that is unmatched by most of Canada, it’s easy to see why Saanich is such a popular place to live!