North Saanich lies at the tip of the Saanich Peninsula, surrounded by a breathtaking 40km ocean shoreline with a true agricultural core. The area is full of spacious rolling farmland and ample opportunity to pick up fresh roadside produce and flowers. It is rich in Indigenous history and exists on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, with excellent community engagement of the Pauquachin First Nation and Tseycum First Nation.
Although slightly further from downtown than it’s Southern counterparts (granted those used to living in a city are likely to laugh at a 25-minute commute), North Saanich offers a country-living feel with easy access to the beautiful coastal community of Sidney-by-the-sea (where all amenities are offered), BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal, Victoria International Airport (YYJ), and the Washington State Ferry from Sidney to Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. An added bonus is the proximity to Saanich Peninsula Hospital, which offers a number of health services and a 24-hour emergency room accessible locally.
Properties in North Saanich are mainly single-family homes which vary from farmland/acreages to stunning waterfront. Dean Park offers some multi-family units as well. This area is full of hidden gems.
- Bazan Bay (Southeast Quadrant)
- Coles Bay
- Curteis Point
- Dean Park
- Deep Cove
- Lands End
- McDonald Park
- Swartz Bay
With endless coastline, rich farmland and proximity to transportation, North Saanich has evolved into a rural-residential area. Capital Regional District (CRD) and provincial parklands are accessible within a network of trails, providing multiple choices for horseback riding, cycling or day hiking to capture ocean views or walking through second growth forest giants such as Douglas fir, Grand fir, Western Red Cedar and occasionally Western Hemlock.
For those looking for proximity to transportation North Saanich is home to Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron (Canadian Forces). The rural roots can still be seen at the North Saanich Farm Market or step into the cockpit of history with the British Columbia Aviation Museum. For the sports enthusiast, Panorama Leisure center offers indoor ice arena, indoor tennis courts, pool and other recreational facilities. Ardmore Golf Course and Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club provide fairways for the golfers.
Learn about the history of North Saanich: North Saanich