The District of Saanich lies within the unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, represented by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, represented by the Tsartlip, Pauquachin, Tsawout, Tseycum and Malahat Nations. The name Saanich is derived from the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples; Saanich is a beautiful municipality located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is home to multiple communities and landscapes, including urban areas, farmland, forests, and a beautiful coastline. Saanich is the largest municipality in Greater Victoria and is known for its parks, trails, and beaches, as well as its vibrant arts and culture scene. With a population of approximately 115,000 people- the municipality is governed by a council of eight elected officials. Saanich is known for its picturesque landscapes, lush green forests, rolling hills, and pristine beaches. It is home to several large parks and conservation areas, including Mount Douglas Park, which offers stunning views of the surrounding area, and Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park, a popular spot for swimming, fishing, and kayaking.
The region was earlier known as the home to several Indigenous nations but later settled by European colonizers in the mid-19th century. Today, Saanich is a diverse community that admires its cultural heritage through various festivals and events. There are numerous top-notch schools and universities in the region, including the University of Victoria, which attracts students from across the globe. It is well-connected to other neighbourhoods in British Columbia, with easy access to the Bc Ferries, Trans-Canada Highway and the Victoria International Airport. Saanich is a vibrant and welcoming district that offers its residents and visitors a high-quality life.