Local Resources

Saanich Community Associations

District of Saanich

Local Farms

Capital Regional District – CRD

School District

  • 2125 Keating Cross Road, Saanichton BC V8M 2A5 250.652.7300 Saanich School District 63: sd63.bc.ca

Emergency Services

  • Saanich Fire: 250.475.5500
  • Saanich Police: 250.475.4321
  • Nearest fire stations
  • Central Saanich Fire Department: 1512 Keating Cross Road, Saanichton
  • Saanich Fire Station: 4595 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria BC
  • Victoria General Hospital: 1 Hospital Way, Victoria 250. 727.4212
  • Saanich Peninsula Hospital: 2166 Mt. Newton X Road, Saanichton 250.544.7676
  • Fortis BC: fortisbc.com
  • BC Hydro: bchydro.com
  • Telus: telus.com
  • Prospect Lake: pristine swimming and boating lake. Small access for motorized boats. A number of public parking/swimming areas.
  • Elk/Beaver Lake: over 10 km of dog-friendly walking/hiking trails, multiple sandy beaches, and boat access for motorized and non-motorized boats. Western portion of the trails are also horse-friendly.
  • Work Regional Park: over 11 km of hiking trails and a 449m summit to Mount Work. Durrance Lake, a popular swimming lake, is also found here.
  • Work – Hartland is a separate area of multi-use trails open to X-C and downhill mountain biking.
  • Dominion Astrophysical Observatory: completed in 1918, this federal observatory is open in the summer for public access and viewing in the evenings.
  • Horticultural Centre of the Pacific: open daily, year-round, gorgeous gardens, the HCP hosts educational programs, workshops, a café, rental venue, and plant sales. Open for walks/tours. Home to the largest outdoor Bonsai Garden in Canada.

Livable Roads for Rural Saanich