Natural Areas

Saanich is home to diverse natural areas that are managed to enhance biodiversity. From wildflower meadows to forest streams, these spaces provide important wildlife habitat as well as opportunities for residents to enjoy, relax and learn about the local environment. Impacts from urban pressures and invasive species continue to be managed through restoration projects and volunteer stewardship, helping connect people to nature.

Some of our unique ecosystems include:

  • Garry oak woodlands
  • Coastal shorelines
  • Douglas fir forests
  • Wetlands and bogs