News & Events

Saanich Celebrates BC Heritage Week

Woman with dairy cow, near Swan Lake (Saanich Archives 1998-002-001)

Woman with dairy cow, near Swan Lake (Saanich Archives 1998-002-001)

North Dairy to Homestead Farm: Dairy Farming in Saanich, presented by Ron Greene. 

Since the mid-1800s diaries have played an important role in Saanich - by 1935 there were over 140 dairy operations in Greater Victoria.

Join historian Ron Greene for an intriguing look at Saanich's dairy industry using historical photos, farmers' journals and dairy records.

Wed. February 21, 1:00-2:00 at Saanich Centennial Library

Registration for this free talk is now open. Presented in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library.

Download event poster [PDF - 818 KB]

Saanich Archives in the News

Saanich History

Saanich Archives Newsletters

Saanich Archives News & Events - January 19, 2018

Current Issue: Dairies, Dogs, and more! (Jan 19, 2018)

Subscribe to our email newsletter

Back issues of our newsletter are now available:

Saanich Remembers World War One

We want your help to complete Saanich’s World War One Honour Roll and add to our records for 1914 – 1918. If you have documents, photographs, letters or diaries of Saanich residents who served in the First World War, please email us at or call 250-475-1775 ext. 3478.

Saanich Remembers WWI

Visit the Saanich Remembers World War One webpage


Find Saanich photos on HistoryPin and share some of your own! (Works best with Google Chrome.)

Saanich Archives on HistoryPin

Saanich Archives now has a Saanich Remembers World War One photograph collection on our HistoryPin page. View images of local soldiers, and fade in and out on this Street View overlay.

Saanich Remembers WWI on HistoryPin

Cordova Bay Association Newsletters Online

The Cordova Bay Association has digitized its newsletters, The Cordovan and Spindrift, and posted them online. Saanich Archives also has hard copies. You can search PDFs on the Cordova Bay Association's website. 

New to Archives?

Drop in for a tour of Saanich Archives any Wednesday at 10 a.m. Tours take about 30 minutes and give an overview of our reference material and archival collections. No need to register.

Call us at 250-475-1775 ext. 3477 for details.

Test your research skills and learn about Saanich Archives resources [PDF - 132 KB]