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GIS Map Service

District of Saanich GIS (Geographic Information System) map service

What's New?

2015 Aerial Photo

Flown in April, 2015 at 10cm resolution, you can access the aerial photo by checking it in the Map Layers list on the left, or through the Layer Theme drop down in the upper right corner of the map viewer.  Nine historical aerial photos dating back to 1997 are available in the map service. You can toggle between years and turn transparency on by using the slider bars.

Additional Information

Google Chrome incompatibility with GIS Map Service
Effective September 2015, Google has permanently removed NPAPI support from Chrome (version 45). Please use an alternate browser (eg. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) to access the map service. A future initiative will migrate Saanich's GIS desktop map service from Silverlight to HTML5 and remove the need for plugins.

Saanich Map Service

Welcome to your public GIS map service! You can launch the map viewer from your desktop, tablet or mobile device.

Interactive desktop and mobile GIS viewers are provided by Saanich to serve the public and enable residents to view, query, create and share maps with the latest municipal information. The District's map service contains over 80 layers of information of varying themes including terrain, land, transportation, parks, planning, environment, engineering, and emergency services.

GIS can help answer many spatial questions, including:

  • finding an address
  • learning details about a property (lot size, zoning, assessment, etc.)
  • viewing underground infrastructure services (sewer, storm, water)
  • learning about Saanich's historical sites, significant trees and trail network
  • observing landscape change in a neighbourhood by comparing historical aerial photos dating back to 1997

You may need to install a Silverlight plugin to use the map service. Follow the download instructions or view the the FAQ (PDF 1.3mb) for more details.

Launch Desktop Map Viewer Launch Mobile Map Viewer


Read the details page for more information, help and tutorials.

Last modified: December 01, 2015