Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Saanichton is ready to explore

The area's festivals and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Saanichton. This city's island views, gardens and beaches draw many visitors. Butchart Gardens and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Saanichton

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Saanichton has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Panorama Recreation Centre (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Cordova Bay Golf Course (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Royal Oak Golf Club (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Saanichton

Saanichton is famous for its island views and picturesque gardens. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Saanichton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butchart Gardens (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • John Dean Provincial Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Rotary Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Brethour Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Iroquois Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Sidney Skatepark (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Saanichton

Fly into Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour), which is 11.6 mi (18.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Saanichton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,032 vacation rentals near Saanichton. From 449 Houses to 392 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 Saanichton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Saanichton:

  • Downtown: 283 vacation rentals
  • James Bay: 358 vacation rentals
  • Brentwood Bay: 22 vacation rentals
  • Oak Bay: 40 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Resort: 20 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 Saanichton?

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

  • Roche Harbor Marina: 449 vacation rentals
  • Saltspring Marina: 423 vacation rentals
  • San Juan Islands Sculpture Park: 448 vacation rentals
  • Vancouver Island University-Cowichan Campus: 414 vacation rentals
  • Otter Bay Marina: 385 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saanichton 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 Saanichton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 449 Houses in Saanichton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saanichton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 392 rentals available
  • Cabins: 74 rentals available
  • Cottages: 74 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saanichton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 148 vacation rentals with pool available in Saanichton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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