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About Us

 The District of North Saanich is located at the north end of the Saanich Peninsula approximately 25 kilometers north of Victoria, British Columbia on southern Vancouver Island. For a map showing the District's location, relative to Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle, and to access our neighboring municipalities, refer to the Saanich Peninsula map.

The District is surrounded on three sides by 40 kilometers of ocean shoreline, is home to the Victoria International Airport and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.

This area historically emerged from several coastal focal points inward to the interior of the Peninsula.  Today, the community-like neighbourhoods which include Ardmore, Deep Cove, Curteis Point, Cloake Hill/Green Park, Dean Park and the South East Quadrant are on the periphery of a rich agricultural interior which is protected by the Provincial Agricultural Land Reserve.  Agriculture is very important to the municipality, as evidenced in the number of farms, and road side produce and flower stands.

Facts and Statistics

   Incorporated:  August of 1965
   Population: Approximately 11,000
   Size:  4,015 hectares (9,921 acres)
   Location: On southern Vancouver Island, 25 kilometres (16 miles) north of Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia
   Landmarks:  Victoria International Airport and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal

More facts and statistics related to the Capital Region can be found at the CRD's Fact Sheets webpage.

We encourage you to follow the links on the left hand side of this page to learn more about North Saanich.