Maybe the thought of an endless parade of relatives from the frozen prairies frightens you… it’s common for people who are living in Victoria to have visitors wanting to escape harsher climates. Well, that’s why they invented call display (just kidding). I think it’s kind of like citizens of the US who live in Hawaii – you either learn to enjoy the closeness of family and friends – or you go out!

Fortunately getting out and doing stuff is easy in North Saanich, you can visit the Panorama Recreation Centre for skating, swimming, indoor tennis and racquet sports, work up a sweat in the weight room or participate in one of the many programs that are run at this facility.

If it’s a nice day, (and it usually is) you can get outside and go for a walk, bike ride or saddle up the ponies for a ride along Lochside Regional Trail. Hike up to the top of Mt. Newton in John Dean Park and you’ll be treated to some spectacular views, and maybe you’ll spot some wildlife along the way.

Perhaps you’re up for a little beach-combing, check out the District of North Saanich website, it lists all of the trails, parks and beach accesses. Maybe you prefer to be on the water rather than beside it, North Saanich is riddled with marinas where you can moor your boat, and the protected waters of the Saanich Inlet are usually calm enough for even the smallest craft.

If golf is your game, check out the local courses at Ardmore and Glen Meadows. Greater Victoria contains a multitude of golf courses for you to sample and master.

There is no need to sit at home waiting for the phone to ring– get out and enjoy living in North Saanich!

Geoff McLean

Geoff is an established real estate professional whose years of experience have earned him numerous awards and accolades. He has been one of the top RE/MAX Realtors in the Victoria (BC) area since 1990, a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award winner for more than 36 years, and has won many other awards over the years. What do these awards mean to you? They mean that Geoff works hard and that he produces consistently. He is well connected in the industry and in the community. Connect with Geoff via email

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