Visiting

In the mid-section of Vancouver Island's Saanich Peninsula sits peaceful Central Saanich, home to breathtaking beaches, rolling farmlands, wineries, restaurants, hotels, world-famous Butchart Gardens, Saanich Inlet, and much more.

Our quintessential West Coast environment is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors, whether biking Lochside trail, picking berries at a local farm, scuba diving at McKenzie Bight, picnicking at Island View Beach, bird watching, paddling, boating—you name it.

Central Saanich includes the communities of Brentwood Bay and Saanichton, and it is conveniently located just minutes from Victoria International Airport, BC Ferry’s Swartz Bay terminal, and Washington State Ferries. If you’re exploring other areas of Vancouver Island, an easy 20-minute drive will have you in Downtown Victoria and a short-and-sweet West Coast boat ride aboard the Brentwood Bay-Mill Bay ferry will drop you off in Mill Bay.

Local celebrations include:

  • Brentwood Bay Festival held in early June at HEL,HILEȻ  Park
  • Music in the Park held each Wednesday evening in July and August from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at HEL,HILEȻ Park
  • Saanich Fair on the Labour Day weekend (the last long weekend of the summer) at the Saanich Fairgrounds