Island View neighbourhood in Central Saanich lies to the east of the Pat Bay Highway and just north of the Martindale neighbourhood. It takes its name from one of Greater Victoria’s treasures – Island View beach, a CRD park boasting a beautiful long stretch of sand and unique dune and wetlands ecosystem. There is a campground at Island View Beach, open from Victoria Day long weekend until Labour Day.
Much of Island View neighbourhood is either park or farmland, but there is a small cluster of homes on the bluff overlooking the park and a few large waterfront properties. This Central Saanich neighbourhood offers quiet living, some amazing views and proximity to both Brentwood Bay and Saanichton, with the city of Victoria only about 20 minutes away.
Students living in the Island View neighbourhood can attend:
- Keating Elementary
- Bayside Middle School, or
- Stelly’s Secondary
Island View Links
Island View Beach Park Regional Campground
Island View Beach Regional Park
Fairfield is a charming residential neighbourhood adjacent to the downtown core of Victoria BC. It’s a very popular place to live, with a mix of low rise apartments and single family residences. There are many lovely character homes that have been renovated to modern standards and the neighbourhood offers a distinctive community ambiance.
The famous Beacon Hill Park is located in Fairfield, along with other Victoria landmarks Clover Point, Ross Bay Cemetery, where a multitude of notable personalities are interred and the Dallas Road waterfront. Commercial centers that serve Fairfield are:
- Cook Street Village
- Five Corners, and
- The Fairfield Plaza
All these amenities and just a short stroll to downtown Victoria makes Fairfield a great place to live car free!