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BC Heritage Week February 18-24

The theme for BC Heritage Week 2019 is Heritage: The Tie That Binds. Please join us for two talks celebrating Saanich Heritage. Registration for these free talks is now open. Space is limited - please register online at Presented in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library. 

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Balancing Heritage Values and Energy Efficiency

1230 Reynolds (3956 Stan Wright Lane), photographer: Jennifer and Colin Barr (Saanich Archives)Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1-2 pm

Saanich Centennial Library

Join Vicki Sanders for the informative story of how her family restored their heritage house and how they were able to update the efficiency and sustainability of their home while maintaining its historic elements. Register for this talk

Saanich's Cultural Landscapes

Dogwood tree in bloom for second time in one year, near Elk Lake, 1931 (Saanich Archives)Thursday, Feb. 21, 1-2 pm

Saanich Centennial Library

Join Agnes Lynn for an illustrated talk about some of the most interesting cultural landscapes in Saanich. You can still see the early patterns of settlement in many green spaces around Saanich and this talk will explore how these footprints of the pioneer era are still visible today. Register for this talk


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Saanich Archives Celebrates BC Heritage Week 2019

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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


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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]