Central Saanich is a friendly and active community spanning the middle of the Saanich Peninsula and the traditional territory of the Wsanec peoples, including the Tsartlip and Tsawout First Nations. More than 17,000 residents call this beautiful area home. From Island View Beach on the east to the Saanich Inlet on the west, the region includes fantastic parks, beaches and boasts the highest concentration of agricultural production in the region. The schools in our community are part of Saanich School District (SD 63), and offer a variety of quality programs and place an emphasis on social responsibility. Our Official Community Plan provides information about community planning.
Local celebrations include:
- Brentwood Bay Festival held in early June at Pioneer Park
- Music in the Park held each Wednesday evening in July and August from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park
- Saanich Fair on the Labour Day weekend (the last long weekend of the summer) at the Saanich Fairgrounds
Do you have a question or concern about something in your neighbourhood, and you’re not sure who to call? We’ve assembled some common resources to make it easier to connect to with the appropriate department or agency. See Who To Call.
Check out Central Saanich's business directory.
The Centre in Brentwood Bay is next to the library and provides a comfortable, friendly place where active seniors meet to socialize, exercise mind and body, and enjoy coffee together.
The Mount Newton Centre provides day health services for seniors living on the Saanich Peninsula, thereby enabling them to live in their homes as independently as possible. As a not-for-profit organization, Mount Newton Centre operates an Adult Day Program , Community Bathing Program, Health Equipment Lending Program (Loan Cupboard) as well as Foot Care and Blood Pressure Clinics. These programs take place in a “purpose-built farm house” providing a welcoming, homelike atmosphere.
Beacon's SHOAL Centre in Sidney, BC, is the headquarters for Beacon’s Volunteer Services. From there, Beacon staff coordinate hundreds of generous volunteers. Please call us at 250-656-5537 if you need volunteer help. Or you can visit the Volunteer Services and Opportunities page to learn about the many ways Beacon volunteers can help.