The Saanich Peninsula is a wonderful place to explore and to stay when you visit Victoria BC. It is the small strip of southern Vancouver Island where Victoria is situated, with a length of about 30 km (19 miles) and an average width of about 8 km (4 miles).
- Everything is just a short drive away: wineries, gardens, beaches, hiking, shopping, restaurants, and all Victoria area attractions.
- You are in delightful countryside yet downtown Victoria is so near.
- The glorious Butchart Gardens are close to its centre.
- There’s a selection of Victoria bed and breakfasts, all away from the hustle and bustle yet close to everything.
As well as visiting Victoria attractions close to downtown like the Royal BC Museum, the Inner Harbour and Craigdarroch Castle, you can do all these on the peninsula:
Southern Vancouver Island B&Bs
- Be delighted at Butchart Gardens and Glendale Gardens
- Visit estate wineries (great souvenir ideas there!) and farmers fruit stands
- Drive up Mount Douglas and take in the view of the Saanich Peninsula and the Gulf Islands (photo below)
- Go star-gazing at the Centre of the Universe and tour the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
- Wander through Butterfly Gardens
- Just tour around the rolling countryside, by car or on rented bikes
- Play a round at one of 17 golf courses
- Stroll through Sidney, a 'book town', down to the marina and the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.
- Walk on a beach, such as in Cordova Bay, or hike in our many parks.
Handy to all these places is a B&B of your choice: select from the variety of settings offered by our members. Ask your Victoria bed and breakfasts hosts about their favourite Saanich Peninsula attractions.