British Columbia Travel Guide
The unofficial BC Travel & Tourism Guide
Central Saanich hosts many recreational and location benefits to its guests. Travelers looking to journey north out of Victoria and up Vancouver Island may wish avoid going the long route by taking the Brentwood Bay vehicle ferry to Mill Bay just south of Nanaimo. Visitors are also minutes from other means of travel such as the International Airport and the vehicle ferry back to the Mainland.

Thanks to Central Saanich's rich agricultural heritage the seasons bring new colour and fresh fruits and produce. Residents enjoy the high quality life of a rural community, plus are within twenty minutes of downtown Victoria (21 kilometers).

The region also hosts major attractions like Butchart Garden's world famous presentation gardens, Butterfly World tropical exhibit, Brentwood Bay's lodges, fine dining, and village core.

Population: 16,000+

Highlights:
Butchart Gardens
Gowlland Tod Provincial Park
Butterfly Gardens
Saanich Historical Artifacts Society
Saanich Fall Fair - early September
Island View Beach Regional Park - RV's welcome in designated area.

History:
Central Saanich was the original home and a popular summer hunting and fishing ground on the Peninsula for the First Nations Saanich tribes - the Tsawout and Tsartlip.

In the early 1800's, Central Saanich developed into a rich agricultural area. The motto on the crest of the municipality reads "Land of Plenty".

Climate:
Summer average 19 degrees Celsius
Winter average 5 degrees Celsius
Shadowed by the back bone of the Malahat's mountainous terrain the peninsula often is warmer in summer and sees a dusting snow in winter when other parts of Greater Victoria are experiencing cool temperatures with rain.

 

Central Saanich Accommodations

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, Brentwood Bay

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, Brentwood Bay

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa We've discovered that understated elegance and discerning service are essential. Simple, intimate, involving. It's all about an appetite for new experiences.

Victoria, V8M 1C5, 849 Verdier Ave
Ph. 1 888 544 2079 or 250 544 2079

(Accommodations, Hotel, Lodge, Marina, Resort | Dining, Bar, Beer/Wine, Fine dining, Organic food/wine, Pub | Spa)

Central Saanich Things to Do