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. 

Celebrating a birthday or hosting an event? Get rental details here!

Questions or More Info:

Flipside @ Pearkes call 250-475-5462 or email maddie.parks@saanich.ca

Backdoor @ Gordon Head call 250-475-7111 or email loryn.anderson@saanich.ca

Upside @ Commonwealth call 240-475-7624  TBA

The Flipside at Pearkes 

Drop-in Hours: September 2019 - June 2020

  • Monday - Friday 3:00-5:00pm - Afterschool Drop-In 

  • Mondays 6:00-8:00pm - Girls on the Go  
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm - Sports Drop-In

  • Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm - Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Fridays 5:00-10:00pm - Friday Nights are Alright

  • Saturdays 6:00-10:00pm - Board Game Cafe 

The Backdoor at Gordon Head

Drop-in Hours September 2019 - June 2020

  • Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm - Crafters and Bakers
  • Wednesdays 7:00-9:00pm -LGBTQ2+ Drop In
  • Thursdays 7:45-9:00am - FUEL Free Breakfast Program
  • Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm - Drop In
  • Fridays 2:00-5:00pm - Drop In

Upside Teen Centre at Commonwealth

* Upside Teen Centre is open during Centre Shutdown September 3 to 15, 2019 Monday to Friday 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 Drop-in Hours September 2019 - June 2020 
  • Monday 3:30 - 5:30pm - After School Drop In
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 5:30pm - After School Drop In
  • Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00pm - Girls Group
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30pm - After School Drop In
  • 1st Wednesday of every month: Gender Spectacular Caregiver Support 7:00 - 9:00pm
  • Thursday 3:30 - 5:30pm - After School Drop In
  • Friday 3:30 - 5:30pm - After School Drop In
  • Friday 5:30 - 10:00pm - ages 13+ Two-Spirit, Queer and Trans Youth Dinner and Drop In
  • Saturday 10:15 - 11:45am - Toastmasters for Youth
Teens playing at a pool table

You are welcome here

Celebrating a birthday or hosting an event? Check out one of our teen centres!  

FLIPSIDE @ PEARKES: Plan your party at  the Flipside teen centre 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. Call 250-475-5400 or maddie.parks@saanich.ca

BACKDOOR @ GORDON HEAD: 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! 

Cost for two hours $99 + tax. Call 250-475-7101 or email lisa.grealy@saanich.ca 

UPSIDE @ COMMONWEALTH: Enjoy a stress-free party for your pre-teen or teen.  We provide the space and the cool stuff ! Ping Pong, Pool Table, Foosball, Air Hockey, Video games, Stereo, Giant Chess and checkers set, Kitchen and Dishwasher, Access to Swimming Pool.

Cost for two hours $120 + tax. Available Saturdays and Sundays Call 250-475-7600 

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