Saanich West the largest area of the district of Saanich. Saanich offers many hiking trails, three lakes for fishing, swimming and one is the home of Canada's Rowing team.
There are many walking, hiking and cycling trails in the area. Including the Galloping Goose trail that runs from Victoria all the way out to Sooke and out to Saanich that links to the Lochside trail that will take you out to Sidney. Some cyclist use this trail for commuting to work all year round.
Natural hiking trails like Mt. Doug Park, Elk and Beaver lake 10K route.
There are three lakes in the area Elk lake is a great location for fishing, swimming and home of Canada's Rowing team. Beaver Lake is attached to Elk Lake and creates a wonderful loop around the lakes for a run, hike or walk. Beaver Lake ...
Prospect Lake is more of a residential lake. There are many homes around the lake with docks and small motor crafts allowed on this smaller lake. There is a public park area for access to the lake for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding.
There are two Recreation centres in the Saanich West area. Commonwealth Rec centre is home to two swim clubs, many rec. programs for the whole family. Library etc..
Pearkes is where the skating happens for the area. Also has a library.
Fresh Food, Farms
Schools, This area are serviced by two school districts Saanich School District 63 and Victoria School District 61. Here is a link to view the catchment areas.
Saanich Schools SD 63 (SD63):
- Cordova Bay
- Prospect Lake School
- Royal Oak
Victoria School District 61 (SD61):
- Ecole Marigold
- Strawberry Vale