Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Saanichton is ready to explore

The area's festivals and live music are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Saanichton. This city's island views, gardens and beaches draw many visitors. Butchart Gardens and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday 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 cosy holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 beautiful gardens. Whether you're an active traveller 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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling to and around Saanichton

Fly into Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.6 mi (5.7 km) from the city centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Saanichton?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,181 holiday lettings around Saanichton. From 528 Houses to 444 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Saanichton:

  • Downtown: 332 holiday homes
  • Cordova Bay: 28 holiday homes
  • Harris Green: 369 holiday homes
  • Brentwood Bay: 23 holiday homes
  • Saanich West: 42 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Saanichton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Saanichton. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Saltspring Marina: 448 holiday lettings
  • Lochside Regional Trail: 1,155 holiday lettings
  • Craigdarroch Castle: 1,120 holiday lettings
  • Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal: 1,261 holiday lettings
  • Havenwood Park: 1,176 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Saanichton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 528 Houses in Saanichton. Our other popular types of Saanichton holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 444 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 7 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 73 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Saanichton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 167 holiday homes with pool available in Saanichton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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