Central Saanich


Maber Flats

Maber Flats is an agricultural area that floods seasonally and is an important over-wintering and foraging area for waterfowl, particularly as a Skylark nesting area. Vegetation is agricultural bordered by older second growth forest in some places, hedgerows and several Cottonwood trees. In addition to songbirds and wintering waterfowl, Peregrine Falcons, Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers and Short-eared Owls (less often) have been spotted in this area.

Growing Young Farmers (GYF) School Program

The Growing Young Farmers Society aims to excite and educate school-aged children about organic farming and sustainable food production. Children attending classes through the GYF Society receive hands-on gardening experience, as well as classroom time used to discuss the importance of local gardening and farming, as well as the role permaculture plays in food production.

Peninsula Country Market

The Peninsula Country Market hosts more than 60 vendors weekly, features a variety of products and produce by local farmers and artisans, and offers a warm community and country atmosphere. You can purchase fresh farm products, jams, honey, homemade bread, cut flowers, fresh meats, organic products or a selection of arts and crafts. Enjoy live music from 9:30am to 12:30pm every week with coffee and goodies. 

Open Saturdays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, June to Thanksgiving weekend.

Oak Haven Park

Oak Haven Municipal Park is a 10-hectare rocky outcrop of endangered Garry Oak and associated ecosystems. Unique and beautiful, Garry Oak ecosystems are considered one of the three most threatened in Canada. In one of the first conservation covenants to be registered on public land in British Columbia, the District of Central Saanich has permanently protected Oak Haven Park. Habitat Acquisition Trust (HAT) and The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC) jointly hold responsibility for monitoring and enforcing this covenant.

Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Saanich Peninsula Treatment Plant serves North Saanich, Central Saanich and the Town of Sidney as well as the Victoria International Airport, the  Institute of Ocean Sciences and the Tseycum and Pauquachin First Nations communities. The plant discharges secondary treated wastewater through a multi-port outfall into Bazan Bay about 25 metres below sea level and almost 1.6 kilometres offshore.


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