Welcome to North Saanich
This serene oceanside community has the best of both rural and urban life.
Like much of the area, North Saanich has its roots in agriculture. Surrounded on three sides by water — the Saanich Inlet, the Satellite Channel, and the Haro Strait — and home to sprawling farmland, this community boasts natural beauty.
North Saanich also has many parks, trails, beaches, and golf courses so that residents can take full advantage of the landscape. It is conveniently located within a quick commuting distance of Victoria, so urban life is never far away.
With rolling inland farmland and serene ocean views, North Saanich is a picturesque place to put down roots.
What to Love
- Surrounded on three sides by water.
- Just 23 kilometres from Victoria, so urban life is just a quick commute away.
- Plenty of outdoor public areas like parks and trails.
This agricultural community boasts breathtaking landscapes, beautiful coastline, and plenty of space to settle. Residents enjoy opportunities for an active lifestyle due to North Saanich’s parks, beaches, and trails. This community is ideal for those searching for a serene and peaceful neighborhood with rural charm.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Deep Cove Market
is a local market that sells seasonal produce from farmers local to the Peninsula. In addition to fresh, organic animal products and produce, you can also buy hard-to-find international ingredients and specialized ingredients for different dietary needs.
Deep Cove Winery
is a family-run estate vineyard that makes a variety of wines out of grapes grown right on the Peninsula. With everything made by hand, Deep Cove wines offer a taste of British Columbia. The winery has tasting options and is even available as a rental venue for events.
Things to Do
The Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
connects North Saanich to Vancouver, Salt Spring Island, and the Southern Gulf Islands. It’s the perfect way to explore other parts of B.C. or to take a trip into the city. North Saanich is also conveniently located near Victoria International Airport
The Brentwood Bay Marina
offers waterside adventure and a place to moor your own boat or rent kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards to explore the picturesque coastline.
For a different kind of adventure, head to the North Saanich Freeride Park
. Mountain bikers and dirt bikers can race the track and practice their jumps while surrounded by the beauty of British Columbia.
Schools in the area include:
- Deep Cove Elementary School
- Sidney Elementary School
- North Saanich Middle School
- Parkland High School