Teen Centres

Supervised free fun (10-18 years)

Saanich runs three teen centres: The Flipside at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre, The Backdoor at Gordon Head Recreation Centre and The Upside at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Each centre offers drop-in programs as well as groups and special activities.

Teen centres are open to everyone! People of all genders, sexualities, bodies, ancestries, cultures, and abilities are welcome. See schedule below for specific drop-in hours. 

The Flipside

Drop-in Hours January - June 2019 


  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Sports Drop In
    6:00pm - 8:00pm - Girls Group


  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm - After school Drop In
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Outdoor Adventure Club (Bi Weekly)


  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm - After school Drop In


  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm - After school Drop In


  • 3:00pm - 10:00pm - Friday Nights Are Alright Drop In

Celebrating a birthday or hosting an event soon? Check this out!

Plan your party at The Flipside and enjoy playing ping-pong, pool and foosball. Watch Netflix or play video games on our TV. Try our Party Block Rocker to give the space some sound and light. Prepare a snack in our kitchenette to eat with your friends. Grab a basketball and shoot some hoops or engage in crafts at our Creation Station. Our friendly staff ensure a safe space where you and your friends can do it all! Cost for two hours $99 + tax.  For availability, call 250-475-5400 or email heather.baggott@saanich.ca.

  • “Learn all kinds of tricks for cooking and baking, different arts and crafts and different social skills.”
  • “Everybody at Flipside can always keep you laughing and having a good time.”
  • “I love Flipside it’s like a second home.”

Questions about The Flipside or Youth Programming at Pearkes please contact maddie.parks@saanich.ca or call 250-475-5462.

The Backdoor

Drop-in Hours September 2017 - June 2018

  • Tuesdays 6-8pm Girls group
  • Wednesdays 7-9pm LGBTQ2 Drop In
  • Thursdays 7:45am - 845am FUEL Breakfast Program
  • Fridays 11:20am - 11:50 am Lunch Drop In
  • Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 3-5pm Drop In
  • Fridays 5-7pm Dinner Drop In

Come party with us at The Backdoor!

Rent our space for Birthday's or private events. Enjoy playing ping-pong, pool and foosball and hanging out with your friends. Prepare birthday treats and yummy meals in our state of the art kitchen. Bring a scooter or skateboard and hang out on our family friendly skate park or listen to music and just hang out. Our friendly staff ensure a safe space where you and can do it all! Call 250-475-7101 or email lisa.grealy@saanich.ca for more information. Cost for two hours $99 + tax. If you have any questions please contact Maddie Parks at 250-475-7111 or loryn.anderson@saanich.ca.

Upside Teen Centre 

Fall 2018 Schedule
*NOTE: All programs are FREE*
After School Drop-In, Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30pm
Girls Group, Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Saanich Youth Council, every other Wednesday, 5:30-7:00pm
Families w/Gender Diverse Children & Youth, 1st Wednesday of the month, 7:00-9:00pm
New Roots: Youth with Anxiety Nature-Wellness Program, Thursdays (Registration-only: Sept. 27-Nov.29), 3:30-5:30pm
Youth Film Project Team, Thursdays (Registration-only: Oct. 4-Nov. 29), 6:00-7:30pm
Two-Spirit, Queer and Trans Youth Dinner & Drop-In, Fridays, 5:30-10:00pm
Toastmasters for Youth, Saturdays, 10:15-11:45am

Teens playing at a pool table

If you have any questions please contact Alana Goddard at 250-475-7624 or alana.goddard@saanich.ca.

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