Destination guide

Experience the Best of Greater Victoria at Saanich, BC

The most populated municipality in the Greater Victoria area, located just northeast of Victoria proper, Saanich of British Columbia has a great deal to offer travelers to this great region. When you look at Saanich, BC, vacation rentals, you’re looking at beautiful natural vistas, thousands of years of culture and history, a thriving community, and the very best in big city amenities. In short, it’s a vacation destination that has just about everything to offer any traveler. Enjoy lovely gardens, friendly small towns, cozy shops and bistros, live music, and more, all right here in this scenic locale.

Things to do

A Broad Variety of Local and Historic Attractions Await You at Saanich

Saanich, BC, vacation rentals offer a variety of family-friendly attractions. These include the wide number of delightful small towns with superb shopping and dining opportunities, like Brentwood Bay, Saanichton, and Sidney. Sidney in particular is known for its many specialty bistros and shops. For those that enjoy a more nature-themed activity, check out the Butchart Gardens. This National Historic Site offers Japanese, Italian, sunken, and rose gardens, as well as entertainment in the form of live music, afternoon tea, and evening illuminations. The Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary are also not to be missed.

Activities

Activities and Culture All Across the Saanich Peninsula

If you’re looking for an unparalleled vacation, Saanich, BC, has one great activity to offer after another. You can spend time walking the beautiful pastures and rolling hills, visiting the waterfront, or traveling to the local village of Sidney to explore welcoming specialty shops and bistros. You can enjoy gorgeous floral gardens at registered National Historic Sites. You can catch a live concert or musical performance, have some afternoon tea, and enjoy light-up evenings and Saturday night fireworks during the summer. There are butterfly gardens, bird-watching experiences, and more for family fun and cultural experiences that can’t be beat.

Weather

Enjoy Saanich's Mild Temperatures and Great Climate All Year Round

The Saanich region enjoys pleasant temperatures all year. It’s a dry area, experiencing among the lowest rainfall amounts on the west coast of BC. Daily temperatures rarely go higher than 86 degrees. Spring temperatures are mild, with flowers in full bloom, being a great time to view the gardens. Summer is the most popular season for visitors, with temperatures averaging around 70 degrees, while the end of fall marks the start of the rainy season. The area has the most temperate winter in all of BC, so even during the colder months, you can bike, hike, and golf.

Natural features

Experience Saanich's Sandy Beaches and Natural Vistas at Any Time

Saanich was once a farming region. Today, it offers different kinds of natural geography. You can enjoy pastures, rolling hills, water, beaches, and even beautiful marshes and wetlands at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, with a view dozens of bird species to spot. The rich soil enables just about any variety of flower to grow, with many themed gardens thriving in the Butchart Gardens and the Gardens at HCP. For a seashore experience with your Saanich, BC, vacation rentals, Sidney by the sea offers the quaint experience of a sleepy seaside town with so much to see and do.

Where to stay around Saanich?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 863 vacation rentals near Saanich. From 358 Houses to 380 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saanich for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Saanich?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Saanich:

  • Downtown: 304 vacation rentals
  • James Bay: 384 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Resort: 23 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 25 vacation rentals
  • Brentwood Bay: 21 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Saanich?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Saanich. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Victoria Harbour: 1,019 vacation rentals
  • Butchart Gardens: 1,148 vacation rentals
  • Roche Harbor Marina: 464 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 177 vacation rentals
  • Cadboro Bay: 973 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saanich listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Saanich?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 358 Houses in Saanich. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saanich include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 380 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 32 rentals available
  • Cottages: 32 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saanich?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 113 vacation rentals with pool available in Saanich. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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