Research in Parks

Did you know many schools, universities and colleges regularly perform research in our parks? 

You may come across people collecting items, counting things, testing the ground, mapping the area and more! This work is done with permission and a permit is issued.

Do you have a study you would like to conduct in a Saanich Park? Check out the information we need to approve reserach in a park.

Below are exaples of projects that have taken place in our parks:

Anthropology field school in Cordova Bay (July 2023)

  • Agate Park


Environment and Climate Change Canada, Gulls of the Salish Sea (January to March 2021)

  • Agate Park
  • Arbutus Cove Park
  • Balmacarra Park
  • Cadboro-Gyro Park
  • Cordova Bay Park
  • Cranford Park
  • Glencoe Cove-Kwatsech Park
  • Gorge Waterway Park
  • McMorran Park
  • Mount Douglas Park
  • Panama Hill Park
  • Panama Flats Park
  • Telegraph Bay Cove
  • Plus other beach access points across Saanich


Binghampton University, Gall Wasp research (May to July 2021)

  • Mount Douglas Park
  • Mount Tolmie Park