Central Saanich is a district municipality in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 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 Corporation of the District of Central Saanich|
Location of Central Saanich within the Capital Regional District
|Regional district||Capital Regional District|
|• 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)|
|• Density||406.8/km2 (1,054/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (PST)|
|Forward sortation area|
|Waterways||Strait of Juan de Fuca, Saanich Inlet, Tod Inlet|
|Website||District of Central Saanich|
The mayor of Central Saanich is former district councillor Ryan Windsor. Municipal councillors last elected in 2014 include Niall Paltiel, Carl Jensen, Alicia Cormier, Bob Thompson, Christopher Graham, and Zeb King.
Neighbourhoods of Central SaanichEdit
- Tanner Ridge (also Saanich)
The production of potatoes from Central Saanich, east of the West Saanich Road, was banned in 1982 due to infestation by the golden nematode. Potatoes from this region of Central Saanich are banned from entry into the United States, as are all potatoes from Newfoundland.
|Canada 2016 Census||Population||% of Total Population|
|Visible minority group||South Asian||365||2.2%|
|Other visible minority||0||0%|
|Mixed visible minority||20||0.1%|
|Total visible minority population||1,060||6.4%|
|Aboriginal group||First Nations||545||3.3%|
|Total Aboriginal population||940||5.7%|
- "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.
- "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.
- "Central Saanich, District municipality [Census subdivision], British Columbia and Capital, Regional district [Census division], British Columbia". Statistics Canada. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.