Saanich on Vancouver Island, is a suburb of Victoria. With a population of over 100,000, Saanich is the largest municipality on Vancouver Island, but don't let that fool you: Saanich is not much more than your typical sprawling suburb.

Get in

Both the Trans-Canada (from the rest of Vancouver Island) and the Pat Bay (from the ferry terminal to Vancouver) highways pass through Saanich before entering Victoria.

Get around

Saanich is well served by BC Transit. Most buses in downtown Victoria will go to or pass through Saanich. Schedules and maps are available on-line.


Hiking or relaxing on a beach are popular things to do in Saanich. Here are some suggestions:

There are also numerous public golf courses in Saanich, including Uplands Golf Course, Cedar Hill Park & Golf Course, and Cordova Bay Golf Course.


  Tilicum Shopping Centre is the biggest mall in Saanich, located at the intersection of Burnside Road and Tillicum Road.


Most options here are fast-food and chain restaurants. But if you don't want to head back into Victoria proper:


Go next

Routes through Saanich

Vancouver (via ) Sidney  N  S  Victoria - END

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