Top 10 Things to do in Saanich, Canada

August 3, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Discover the best top things to do in Saanich, Canada including Mount Douglas Park, The Gardens at HCP, Cadboro Bay, Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, Mattick's Farm, Cedar Hill Golf Course, Mc Morran Park, Arbutus Cove Park, Mount Douglas Golf Course, Beyond the City Tours.
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1. Mount Douglas Park

Cedar Hill Road, Saanich, British Columbia V8N 3G4, Canada
Excellent
68%
Good
31%
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Mount Douglas Park

Reviewed By sashakeena - Vancouver, Canada

We took one last stroll through this park, as it has a great ocean view, recommend that everyone come to enjoy some quality time. Washrooms are clean & great place to spend some memorable times with the family. Lot's of free vehicle parking and playground for the kids.

2. The Gardens at HCP

505 Quayle Rd, Saanich, British Columbia V9E 2J7, Canada +1 250-479-6162
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

The Gardens at HCP

Reviewed By MandMUrban - Toronto, Canada

This is a much under-rated garden attraction. 109 acres of well cared-for, interesting botanical specimens. Well labeled organized gardens: Doris Page Winter Garden,Takata Zen Garden, Native Plant, Herb Gerden, Vegetable plots, pro-Pollinator Garden and not to be missed Bonsai Gardens.
Charlotte and Quail Cafe gives you a lovely rest with the opportunity to sample produce from the Gardens. Incredible sculpture throughout the Gardens. Friendly helpful staff.
Don't miss it!

3. Cadboro Bay

Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Cadboro Bay

Canada's very own version of the Loch Ness Monster, known to Canadians as Caddy, is said to live in this bay.

Reviewed By sashakeena - Vancouver, Canada

We love this park as it has lot's to do no matter your age! The kids have a great time in the play areas or the adults can take a stroll along the beach! Washroom facilities are available & lot's of parking (most of the time)!

4. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

3873 Swan Lake Rd, Saanich, British Columbia V8X 3W1, Canada +1 250-479-0211
Excellent
73%
Good
27%
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

Reviewed By ozcan1 - Bunbury, Australia

We spent a delightful hour 'doing the circuit'... and the littlies enjoyed watching the diving ducks disappear... and reappear as if by magic. Congratulations to all those who have protected and enhanced these wetlands, preserving this unique environment for wildlife and the enjoyment of future generations.

5. Mattick's Farm

5325 Cordova Bay Road, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada +1 250-658-4700
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Mattick's Farm

Victoria's premiere boutique shopping destination, with over 15 shops to chose from. If you expect shopping to be fabulous, you have come to the right place.

Reviewed By Susan C - Vancouver, Canada

I love to head to Mattick's farm for candles, great baby things, and a stroll through Sunday Snowflake (women's exquisite casual clothing). The tearoom was very disappointing and over-priced this time. Will definitely rethink going again.

6. Cedar Hill Golf Course

1400 Derby Rd, Saanich, British Columbia V8P 1T1, Canada +1 250-475-7150
Excellent
17%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
23%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 17 reviews

Cedar Hill Golf Course

Reviewed By klimazz - Victoria, Canada

It's a nice enough course nestled under Mt Doug so the views are nice. However the course is not particularly attractive. There are places where you need to keep an eye out for flying misdirected balls.

7. Mc Morran Park

5099 Cordova Bay Road, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Mc Morran Park

Great Scenic park located on the sandy beach, nice place for a walk or stroll.

Reviewed By sashakeena - Vancouver, Canada

This is a lovely little park located right on the ocean side with a nice local restaurant. Well worth a visit and very pet friendly, suggest taking a casual stroll along the waters edge.

8. Arbutus Cove Park

Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Arbutus Cove Park

Scenic Park with views of the ocean which also includes numerous trails & pet friendly

Reviewed By sashakeena - Vancouver, Canada

We located this park when travelling around the Mount Douglas park area (access located on a side street). Lot's of nice trails (identified by signage) and the fantastic beach is accessed by a nice paved walkway & stairway. Great times for dogs & people. Plaque identifies this as part of the San Juan Gateway.

9. Mount Douglas Golf Course

4225 Blenkinsop Rd, Saanich, British Columbia V8X 2C3, Canada +1 250-477-8314
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4 based on 3 reviews

Mount Douglas Golf Course

Reviewed By Raymond L

I have been going to Mount Douglas Golf Course over the past 25 years since college. The course is not really fancy with lots of amenities. It is a basic 9 hole golf course that people go to play games and then leave. There is no fancy bar, restaurant, electric golf cart rental, valet services, etc. The staff there are very observant, friendly, and professional which means good customer service. The grass condition is average and ok, not top of line manicured like at the really expensive Greater Victoria golf courses. This means you will pay $10.50 per person instead of around $35 for 9 holes. This would be the equivalent of golf version of fast food to feed your needs without the extra fancy packages. You get your basics done and then you go.

10. Beyond the City Tours

Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Beyond the City Tours

Beyond the City Tours offers personalized, small group tours on the Saanich Peninsula. Just beyond the city of Victoria, this beautiful area offers an amazing range of attractions and activities. Hiking, wineries, Gardens, amazing local food and drink; there's so much to choose from!

Reviewed By SamLoy

We had been on the island for a few days but hadn't really found any good hikes. Marianne drove us to one of her favourite spots which I doubt I'd have found on the Internet. The views were incredible and provided some great opportunities for photos and to learn about the surroundings. She also took us to a great local spot for lunch, again probably not on trip advisor. Will use again if we return to Vancouver Island!

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