Central Saanich

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Central Saanich
District municipality
The Corporation of the District of Central Saanich[1]
Flag of Central Saanich
Central Saanich is located in British Columbia
Central Saanich
Location of Central Saanich in British Columbia
Coordinates: 48°30′51″N 123°23′2″W / 48.51417°N 123.38389°W / 48.51417; -123.38389Coordinates: 48°30′51″N 123°23′2″W / 48.51417°N 123.38389°W / 48.51417; -123.38389
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region Vancouver Island
Regional district Capital Regional District
Incorporated 1950
 • Governing body Central Saanich District Council
 • Mayor Ryan Windsor
 • MP Elizabeth May (Green)
 • MLA Adam Olsen (BC Green)
 • Total 41.33 km2 (15.96 sq mi)
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 16,814
 • Density 406.8/km2 (1,054/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
Forward sortation area V8M
Highways 17
Waterways Strait of Juan de Fuca, Saanich Inlet, Tod Inlet
Website District of Central Saanich

Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. It is located on the Saanich Peninsula. 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 neighbourhoods of Brentwood Bay and Saanichton, which are occasionally referred to as separate communities.

The area's best-known tourist attractions are the Butchart Gardens, located in the Brentwood Bay area, and Island View Beach.

The mayor of Central Saanich is former district councillor Ryan Windsor. Municipal councillors last elected in 2014[3] include Niall Paltiel, Carl Jensen, Alicia Cormier, Bob Thompson, Christopher Graham, and Zeb King.

Neighbourhoods of Central Saanich

Notable people

Jamie Benn, ice hockey winger for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Wife and husband Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane, both award-winning Canadian poets.


Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population
Visible minority group
Chinese 265 1.7%
South Asian 195 1.2%
Black 35 0.2%
Filipino 145 0.9%
Latin American 25 0.2%
Southeast Asian 60 0.4%
Arab 10 0.1%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 15 0.1%
Japanese 30 0.2%
Other visible minority 0 0%
Mixed visible minority 15 0.1%
Total visible minority population 805 5.2%
Aboriginal group
First Nations 215 1.4%
Métis 0 0%
Inuit 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 215 1.4%
White 14,585 93.5%
Total population 15,605 100%


  1. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Central Saanich, District municipality [Census subdivision], British Columbia and Capital, Regional district [Census division], British Columbia". Statistics Canada. January 23, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.peninsulanewsreview.com/news/282839371.html
  4. ^ "Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision". 2.statcan.gc.ca. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2013-04-13.
  5. ^ "Aboriginal Peoples - Data table". 2.statcan.ca. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2013-04-13.

External links

  • District of Central Saanich, BC
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