The District of North Saanich
With a population approximately of 10,000 people, North Saanich was incorporated in 1905. It is surrounded on three sides by 20 km of ocean shoreline, and is comprised of rural and residential areas, a large agricultural base and is home to the Victoria International Airport and the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.
The dominant agricultural/residential uses result in the highly valued rural atmosphere of North Saanich living. Almost all the housing is classified as single detached homes.
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The District of Central Saanich
The district began as a farming community, and many hobby farms, along with a handful of small working farms and vineyards, still exist. In recent decades, the area has seen increasing residential, commercial, and industrial development, especially around the neighborhoods of Brentwood Bay and Saanichton, which are occasionally referred to as separate communities. It has a population of approximately 14,000 and is best known for the Butchart Gardens, located in the Brentwood Bay area.
For more information please visit www.centralsaanich.ca