Central Saanich

" When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. "

Aldo Leopold 


Central Saanich is part of the Saanich Peninsula, north of Victoria. It is best known for the Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay. Home to the Tsawout and Tsartlip First Nations, Central Saanich is also home to 16,750 permanent residents. 

Central Saanich has a rich agricultural heritage which is still evident today. Over two thirds of the land still resides within the Agricultural Land Reserve. Central Saanich sets a wonderful example of a balanced community of self sufficiency with areas dedicated to farms, residential neighbourhoods, commerce, and industry. 

Central Saanich is a popular place to go day tripping. There are winding scenic roads to explore the countryside. Just be sure to take advantage of the farm gate sales at the numerous working farms, nurseries, hobby farms, and wineries that call Central Saanich home. The Saanich Historical Artifacts Society has one of the largest collections of steam engines and farm equipment in Western Canada. Or you can spend the day at the popular Island View Beach beachcombing or kite flying. Gowlland Tod Provincial Park and Lochside Regional Trail have some wonderful hiking trails. Both the east side and the west side of Central Saanich are accessible for boating, diving, kayaking, and sailing. Let`s not forget some great crabbing, fishing, and prawning. 

Central Saanich is a full service community with elementary and high schools, a full range of health care including a small hospital, several churches, several financial institutions, grocery stores, and gas stations. All the services and shops you require are in Central Saanich within the two commercial hubs of Brentwood Bay and Saanichton, and the industrial hub of Keating Industrial. If that is not enough retail therapy for you here, Victoria is just a short drive away.

If you are considering calling Central Saanich home, BC Island Homes.com has detailed listings of homes and properties for sale in Central Saanich.

Your West Coast.com has an Accommodations Directory with a complete list of the bed & breakfasts, cabins & cottages, condos & suites, farm stays, hotels, inns & motels, lodges, resorts & retreats, and vacation homes available to welcome you to Central Saanich. Alternatively, a complete list of campgrounds and rv parks can be found in the Your West Coast.com Recreation & Leisure Directory.

While staying in Central Saanich, what better way to learn about the community than to seize the opportunity for some fun, food, and education! Your West Coast.com has a complete range of directories for you to enjoy everything Central Saanich has to offer. Plan out your day, your weekend, or your week in Central Saanich using Your West Coast directories that include Arts Culture & HeritageFarms Farmers & FoodFestivals & EventsRecreation & Leisure, and Business & Services.

Community Events:

Check the Central Saanich community calendar on Your West Coast.com every day for upcoming annual events, arts, meetings, recreation, music, and education in your community.