The District of Saanich
is the largest of the core municipalities that comprise Greater Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Saanich has a rural feel with farms and wineries in close proximity to the Provincial Capital of Victoria so you can enjoy the amenities of a larger city. Surrounded by the ocean and the many lakes the physical setting is very much influenced by water. Residents, visitors and those of you thinking of moving to Saanich will find many parks to enjoy in the area. 16 of those parks have beach access to lakes or the ocean.
Victoria is a very active city and this offers many opportunities to participate in swimming, paddle boarding, sailing, fishing and other water activities. They range from Gordon Head with five Parks with public beach access to the Tillucum and Cadboro Bay neighborhood tied with 3 each.
as the name would suggest is situated by the ocean and boasts these 4 parks with beach access, Agate Park, Cordova Bay Park and Mcmorran and Barker Parks.
lies adjacent to Cadboro Bay and the neighborhood has 2 parks which provide access to the beach. They are Cadboro Bay- Gyro Park and Cranford Park.
is on the opposite side of the district from Cadboro Bay and has beach access at 2 parks, Craigflower- Kosapsom Park. The second is Gorge Waterway Park bordering the Gorge Waterway, a six kilometer arm of the ocean that stretches from the Upper Victoria Harbour to Portage Inlet.
Rural Saanich even though much more rural has 3 parks in the area that offer beach access and they are South Prospect Lake Park, Whitehead Park and Estelline Park.