Premier Listings for the Saanich Peninsula
First inhabited by Wsanec First Nations people, the Saanich Peninsula is a long finger of land that extends north from Victoria toward Sidney, a bountiful countryside where rural and urban lifestyles blend well together.
Flanked to the west by Saanich Inlet and Georgia Strait to the east, the Saanich Peninsula offers a fabulous choice of outdoor recreational activities, including golfing, hiking, cycling, canoeing and kayaking, windsurfing, and freshwater and saltwater fishing.
The Saanich Peninsula is criss-crossed by many country roads, ensuring an interesting and rewarding country drive past parks, bays, beaches, elegant country homes, farmland, and hobby farms. Roadside fruit and vegetable stands offer locally-grown fresh produce, dairy and poultry products for sale, and a number of marinas offer a host of activities of interest to visitors and locals alike.
The Saanich Peninsula is a cyclist’s paradise, with relatively quiet country roads and the Galloping Goose Trail, which runs from Leechtown near Sooke through Victoria and connecting with the Lochside Trail to continue north on the Saanich Peninsula all the way to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Combined with the Peninsula Trail system, this network of trails offers hikers and cyclists over 100 kilometres of scenic pathways to discover.
Golf Courses on the Saanich Peninsula include the Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club in Sidney, the Ardmore Golf Course in North Saanich, the Sunshine Hills Golf Course in Central Saanich, Cordova Bay Golf Course, Prospect Lake Golf Course, and Cedar Hill Golf Course in Saanich. Courses in and around Victoria are Gorge Vale Golf Club, Uplands Golf Club, and the Royal Victoria Golf Club.
Victoria Golf Vacations.
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Location: The Saanich Peninsula is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The Patricia Bay Highway 17, known as the Pat Bay Highway, runs the 20-mile (32-km) length of the Saanich Peninsula, from Victoria in the south to Sidney and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal on the northern tip. From Victoria Downtown, travel north on Blanshard Road, which becomes the Pat Bay Highway that ends at the ferry terminal pay booths.
The following regions and communities are located on the Saanich Peninsula:
The rolling interior lands of North Saanich afford sweeping views of hills and valleys, and a generous feeling of open space and rapport with nature. Said to be the finest rural-residential area in all of Canada, North Saanich boasts a long coastline on three sides, enveloping agricultural farmlands, cosy bays and generous protected parklands. North Saanich enjoys unexcelled views of water, islands and mountains, along with close proximity to air and sea transportation.
Located in North Saanich is the town of Sidney, the Victoria International Airport, the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal (links to Vancouver and the Gulf Islands), and the ferry terminal for the route from Sidney to the San Juan Islands and Anacortes in Washington. Parks in North Saanich include John Dean Provincial Park, Horth Hill Regional Park, Coles Bay Regional Park. Links are provided on the North Saanich page.
Central Saanich has a rich agricultural heritage, with farmland in the rural community comprising almost two-thirds of the municipality. While enjoying the benefits of a high-quality rural lifestyle, Central Saanich is within easy access of Victoria, the Victoria International Airport, and the BC Ferries’ terminal at Swartz Bay.
Located in Central Saanich are the communities of Saanichton and Brentwood Bay, the location of the ferry terminal for the Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay ferry route across the Saanich Inlet. Attractions in Central Saanich include Butchart Gardens, the Victoria Butterfly Gardens, the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, and the Victoria Estate Winery. Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, Mount Work Regional Park, and Island View Beach Regional Park all offer great outdoor opportunities in Central Saanich. Links are provided on the Central Saanich page.
The largest municipality in Greater Victoria, Saanich offers the charm of country life mingled with the convenience of urban residential neighbourhoods and close proximity to the provincial capital of Victoria. For thousands of years the Coast Salish people inhabited the Saanich Peninsula. The Songhees and the Saanich First Nations used the area for hunting, fishing and gathering plants.
The Saanich municipal area is home to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (closed to the public) and the University of Victoria, and includes a number of great parks; Mount Douglas Park, The Francis/King Regional Park, Elk and Beaver Lake Regional Park, and Bear Hill Regional Park. Links are provided on the Saanich page.
Saanich Inlet is located between the Saanich Peninsula and the Malahat highlands. The inlet is 15 miles (24 km) long, extending from Satellite Channel in the north, which separates Saltspring Island from the Saanich Peninsula, to Squally Reach and Finlayson Arm in the south. Saanich Inlet offers excellent scuba diving, and has been of importance as a fishery to the Malahat and Saanich First Nations for centuries.
Bays and inlets on Saanich Inlet include Brentwood Bay, Coles Bay, Deep Cove, McKenzie Bight, Patricia Bay, and Tod Inlet. Attractions on Saanich Inlet include Butchart Gardens, Mount Finlayson, Goldstream Provincial Park, and Gowlland Tod Provincial Park.
Victoria and Greater Victoria
The southern end of the Saanich Peninsula juts out into Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates Vancouver Island from the Olympic Peninsula in the US state of Washington. At the extreme southern tip of the peninsula is Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. Neighbouring Victoria are Oak Bay, James Bay, Esquimalt and View Royal. Also on the Saanich Peninsula, to the northwest of Victoria, is the rural community of Highlands, located along the eastern shoreline of the Saanich Inlet (Finlayson Arm).
Sidney Waterfront Inn & SuitesSidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
The Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites in charming Sidney by the Sea is conveniently located at the foot of Beacon Avenue, 20 minutes from Victoria, close to Butchart Gardens, BC Ferries (Vancouver), and Victoria International Airport, and only two blocks from the Anacortes Ferry (Washington). Ten Deluxe accommodations and 26 Standard rooms and Suites. Superb ocean views from your balcony, only feet from the ocean. Spa, Waterfront Restaurant, Liquor store, Whale Watching, and Kayak and Diving Adventures are all available on site.
Sidney Whale WatchingSidney Whale Watching
Sidney Whale Watching offers whale watching and wildlife sightseeing Tours and charters for killer whales (Orcas), sea birds, seal colonies, and other marine life. Three to three and a half hour tours start right from Sidney’s waterfront, near the highest percentage of Orca sightings and porpoise and dolphin feeding grounds. The seas in Sidney are much calmer than Victoria or Vancouver due to it being protected by the Gulf Islands. Waterfront kayak tours, kayak rentals, and kayaking lessons. Five minutes from ferry terminals and airport, with free airport and ferry pick up.
EMR Vacation RentalsEMR Vacation Rentals
Vancouver Office: EMR Vacation Rentals Inc. #1118 Richards Street Vancouver BC V6B 3E6 postalVictoria Office: (Mailing address) #106-1016 McCallum Road Victoria BC V9B 4C6 homeHome Phone: 604-628-4435homeHome Phone: 250-483-6790homeHome Fax: 530-660-3079homefaxWork Phone: 1-866-800-8880workWork Phone: 0-800-520-0932 UKworkHome Phone: 0-800-181-8907 Germanyhomecontact@emrvr.comINTERNETVisit Website
EMR is a fully licensed Travel Agency offering fully furnished vacation homes, condos, suites, and estates in Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Whistler, the Okanagan, and on Vancouver Island. We have a large inventory of unique properties to select from. This includes properties that feature oceanfront, beach front, breathtaking views, private hot tubs, luxurious settings and more.
Quality Inn Waddling DogQuality Inn Waddling Dog
2476 Mount Newton Cross Road Saanichton Victoria BC V8M 2B8 postalHome Phone: 250-652-1146homeHome Fax: 250-652-4946homefaxWork Phone: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETVisit Website
The Quality Inn Waddling Dog captures the heritage flavour of Victoria, while offering all the convenience, amenities and value you’d expect from a trusted name like Quality Inn. Olde England comfort and charm at this quaint 30-room English Tudor-style hotel near Butchart Gardens, BC Ferries, Washington State Ferry and Victoria International Airport. Also enjoy our pub and restaurant at Waddling Dog Bar & Grill.
Cedarwood Inn & SuitesCedarwood Inn & Suites
9522 Lochside Drive Sidney BC V8L 1N8 postalHome Phone: 250-656-5551homeWork Fax: 250-656-1551workfaxWork Phone: email@example.comINTERNETVisit Website
Set among award-winning gardens in a quiet, residential area of Sidney-By-The-Sea, The Cedarwood provides waterfront accommodation with a difference. We are close to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens and within walking distance to the San Juan Islands ferries. Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean, Olympic Mountains and Mount Baker. Just five blocks away, there are restaurants, cafés, banks, shops and grocery stores.
Cedarwood also boasts the unique Lasqueti Island Cottages, located on the Sidney property. These four log cabins were the original units at The Cedarwood in Sidney in 1949! Guests will enjoy the patina of naturally aged wood interiors and the views across our raised gardens to the ocean. The cottages have two TVs, an updated bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, and one bedroom featuring a king-sized bed, with a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room.
Peter Lindsay – Re/MaxPeter Lindsay – Re/Max
Re/Max Camosun 4440 Chatterton Way Victoria BC V8K 5J2 postalHome Phone: 250-744-3301homeHome Fax: 250-744-3904homefaxWork Phone: firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERNETVisit Website
For a FREE RELOCATION PACKAGE on Greater Victoria and the current housing market contact Peter today. Specializing in residential, corporate and military relocation since 1987, Peter welcomes the opportunity to be of service to you in your quest to purchase or sell a new or pre-owned residential property.
Geoffrey McLean, Re/Max CamosunGeoffrey McLean, Re/Max Camosun
4440 Chatterton Way Victoria BC V8X 5J2 postalHome Phone: 250-744-3301homeWork Fax: 250-744-3904workfaxWork Phone: email@example.comINTERNETVisit Website
Geoff McLean specializes in real estate in the Greater Victoria area. His honest approach to serving his clients has earned him an excellent reputation on Vancouver Island, with numerous awards and accolades. Geoff is well connected in the industry and in the community, important details when choosing a Realtor.
Charmaine L. Van Tine Notary PublicCharmaine L. Van Tine Notary Public
Charmaine Van Tine was commissioned as a Notary Public in 1990, with extensive background in mortgage and land development, and real estate conveyance. Over the past two decades, Charmaine has assisted thousands of clients with their real estate and estate planning requirements. Charmaine’s understanding and compassion to her client’s needs have been well received, resulting in many clients returning for additional services.
British Columbia Notaries are unique legal advisors that are highly trained in the provision of numerous non-contentious services, including land law and all the important personal planning tools available to the people of our province. The more common services we provide include Real Estate Conveyancing (Buying, Selling, Refinancing), Mortgages, Manufactured Home Transfers and Mortgages, Executorships, Powers of Attorney, Representation Agreements, Statutory Declarations, Travel Documents, and Wills, Affidavits and Notarizations.
From our office in beautiful Brentwood Bay, we serve Brentwood Bay, Saanich, Saanichton, the Saanich Peninsula, Victoria, Sidney, Langford, Colwood, and the Southern Gulf Islands (Pender Island, Galiano Island, Mayne Island, and Salt Spring Island).