" A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. "

Pope John Paul II 


Saanich is located on South Vancouver Island and is the largest municipality in Greater Victoria. Saanich is home to the Songhees and Saanich First Nations. With a population of 110,800 permanent residents, Saanich is the most populated municipality on Vancouver Island. 

Saanich was first settled in the 1850’s as a farming community. It continues to be one of the oldest agricultural settlements in BC today. 

From sandy ocean beaches to fresh water lakes, from rolling farmland to urban centres, Saanich has everything to offer the outdoor enthusiast. There are numerous parks and green space throughout Saanich. The Galloping Goose Trail passes through Saanich, a sixty kilometre multi-use trail to Sooke. 

Saanich is a full service community. There are all levels of schools in Saanich including the University of Victoria and Camosun College. The north pavilions of Royal Jubilee Hospital are in Saanich as is the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre. 

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

Your West 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 Saanich. Alternatively, a complete list of campgrounds and rv parks can be found in the Your West Recreation & Leisure Directory.

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

Community Events:

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