The Saanich Peninsula is a long, scenic headland northeast of Victoria. Once primarily a farming region, the peninsula is a beautiful destination with pastures, rolling hills and water on all sides. It’s appropriately known as Vancouver Island’s "Provence." The area has several small, friendly towns like Brentwood Bay, Saanichton and Sidney, a seaside village known for its cozy shops and bistros. Central Saanich is also home to The Butchart Gardens which is a must-see oasis, featuring lush greens and colourful blooms, growing in Victoria, British Columbia for over 100 years.
"Sidney by the Sea" as it is affectionately known, is located about 20 kilometres north of Victoria. It enjoys a temperate climate, natural amenities and friendly community character. Sidney has extensive waterfront walkways, parks, restaurants and marinas. Sidney has the redeveloped Mary Winspear Community Centre, which includes the 315 seat Charlie White Theatre. Sidney's popular Thursday evening street market runs through the summer and attracts visitors from around the region.