Have your say on the Draft Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan

November 9, 2021

News release

For immediate release

Retaining and enhancing the unique character of the Cadboro Bay Village core is a key priority of the Draft Plan. 


Have your say on the Draft Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan

Saanich, BC – A series of in-person open houses and a virtual open house are available for the public to learn about, and provide feedback on, the Draft Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan (LAP). The in-person open houses begin on November 13, 2021, and virtual open house material is available now at saanich.ca/cadboro.

The Draft Cadboro Bay LAP has been developed with input from the community to provide a renewed course to guide future growth and change in Cadboro Bay over the next 20 to 30 years.

Saanich has been engaging with the community through community workshops, open houses, design charrettes and a community visioning survey. Over 1,000 instances of public input have contributed to the Draft Plan’s development.

“Together, we’ve created a robust Draft Plan that seeks to retain what’s valued about Cadboro Bay, while looking to expand housing options, respond to climate change, improve active transportation routes and enhance the Cadboro Bay Village, said District of Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes. “I want to thank everyone who participated in this process to date and encourage you to continue to contribute your feedback to help shape Cadboro Bay’s future.”

Residents are now invited to share their thoughts about what they like, what they would change and what may be missing from the Draft Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan.

Highlights of the Draft Local Area Plan include:

  • Maintaining and enhancing the unique character of the Cadboro Bay Village.
  • Allowing opportunities to incrementally expand shops and services in the village.
  • Providing more housing forms in the village, suitable for all ages and stages of life.
  • Improving transportation links and pedestrian and cycling facilities.
  • Planning for sea-level rise and climate change impacts.
  • Enhancing Gyro Park as an integral part of the community.
  • Recognizing First Nations culture and history.
  • Maintaining the semi-rural character of Queenswood and Ten Mile Point neighbourhoods.
  • Supporting UVic and other institutions as vital parts of the community.

As with all previous phases, staff will carefully review all input received on the Draft LAP. A proposed LAP will then be finalized, fully illustrated and formatted, and presented to Council for consideration of formal adoption into the District’s Official Community Plan.

Opportunities to provide feedback

There are several ways to familiarize yourself with the Draft Plan at this stage of the process:

Open Houses (registration strongly recommended)

To maintain safe numbers, residents are encouraged to register using Saanich Recreation’s online registration system. You will be registering to attend one of nine time slots, and a maximum of 40 people can pre-register for any one-hour period. Registration details for the following in-person open houses can be found at saanich.ca/cadboro.       

Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Broad View United Church (Gym), 2625 Arbutus Road

Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Broad View United Church (Gym), 2625 Arbutus Road

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
St-George’s Anglican Church (Gym), 3909 St-George’s Lane

Thursday, November 19, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
St-George’s Anglican Church (Gym), 3909 St-George’s Lane

Drop-in attendance

Drop-in attendance is permitted, however priority will be given to pre-registered attendees. If you wish to drop in, come to the venue and check with staff to see if there is space for you to attend.

Learn more

Access background information and the Draft Plan, Virtual Open House and Community Survey online at saanich.ca/cadboro.


Media contact

Erika Schade
Communications Manager