The District of Saanich
East and Saanich West (population 102,000) is a sprawling area composed of a
number of distinct neighbourhoods.
The eastern side of Saanich is dominated by the University of Victoria which
is very much a part of the local life of the community. The landscape of Saanich
is unique for its ecological diversity and leisure potential. There are 170
municipal parks, three regional parks and a cycling network route to see and
explore. Saanich has more parks per capita than any other municipality in B.C.
There are several excellent golf courses in Saanich: Blenkinsop Valley, Cedar
Hill, Cordova Bay and Prospect Lake golf courses.
Saanich's distinct neighbourhoods include the following:
GORDON HEAD, a solidly upper middle class family area with several shopping
malls, restaurants and movie theatres within a short driving distance.
HIGH QUADRA overlooking Blenkinsop Valley.
with imaginative West Coast architecture.
CORDOVA BAY perched along the seaside; a mixture of cottages, small farms,
sizable family homes and new subdivisions.
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