North Saanich

North Saanich is a district ( District municipality ) in the north of the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Iceland in the Canadian province of British Columbia.


The district is located in the Capital Regional District and adjacent to the southern district of Central Saanich. Here, the North Saanich surrounds on the East coast town of Sidney. In the north and east is the district directly to Haro Strait, which connects the Strait of Georgia and Juan de Fuca Strait and in the west on Saanich Inlet. In addition, the district enclosing the Saanich Inlet, nor the two Indian Reservations Cole Bay 3 of Pauquachin First Nation and Union Bay 4 of the Tseycum First Nation.

The district includes the time following neighborhoods:

  • Ardmore
  • Cloake Hill
  • Dean Park
  • Deep Cove
  • Land's End
  • Patricia Bay ( "Pat Bay " )
  • Sandown


In July 1905 the settlements in the north of the Saanich Peninsula, the local self-government (incorporated ) was awarded. The district then included also the village of Sidney, in what was then the town hall for the district. In 1911, the town of Sidney was finally removed from the district and independently as a community.

An upheaval experienced the county in the years after 1940 as here, the Canadian Forces, on the site of present-day Victoria International Airport, a base einrichteten. At times, 10,000 military personnel were stationed here in the district.


The census in 2011 showed a population of 11,085 inhabitants for the district. The population has thereby increased since the census of 2006 at 2.4%, while the population in British Columbia grew by 7.0 % at the same time.


Through the territory of the municipality, are 2 highways. Firstly, the Highway 17 runs north-south direction through the district and in parallel also the Highway 17A.

Furthermore, located in the district of the Victoria International Airport, which connects Vancouver Iceland at various national and international airports.

In the north of the district of Ferry Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal is located. From here there are connections to the Lower Mainland (via Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal) and to Anacortes in the United States of America.


The main tourist attraction of the place is the one that, at the airport location, British Columbia Aviation Museum there and on the other the McDonald Park Campground as part of the Gulf Islands National Park.