is a choice residential neighbourhood in East Saanich, a short drive north on the Pat Bay Highway from Victoria BC. This planned residential community was designed to respect the area’s natural topography, with homes constructed between mature trees and rocky outcrops. Over 20% of the community is public green space. Housing in Broadmead includes 1,200 single family homes, 600 strata townhomes and condominiums, 40 co-op residences and a 225-bed multilevel care facility for seniors and veterans.
At the center of Broadmead lies Rithet’s Bog, the last remaining peat bog on the Saanich Peninsula, now a nature sanctuary and the Lochside Regional Trail skirts the eastern border of the community.. The neighbourhood is also very close to Elk/Beaver Lake Park, a popular location for year round recreation, and just across the highway from Saanich Commonwealth Place, for indoor swimming and recreation.
Broadmead Village is the commercial centre of the community, with 40 unique stores in a country village setting, including restaurants, a grocery, liquor outlet, hardware and household goods along with several boutique style shops.
Students living in Broadmead may attend:
- Lochside Elementary,
- Royal Oak Middle School, or
- Claremont Secondary
Broadmead Area Resident’s Association
The Lodge at Broadmead and Veteran’s Care Centre
Broadmead Regional and Trails Maps
Cordova Bay is a lovely seaside neighbourhood in East Saanich. It lies just north of Broadmead and Sunnymead along the eastern shores of the Saanich Peninsula, about a 15 minute drive from the city of Victoria BC.
Housing in Cordova Bay is varied; this well-established neighbourhood contains both newer and older homes, many in quaint, semi-rural settings. For the golf enthusiast, there are 3 courses;
Another popular Cordova Bay destination is Mattick’s Farm, a unique shopping environment that has grown with the community and now provides much more than just a farm market – although it does that too!
Locals enjoy using the Lochside Regional Trail which runs through Cordova Bay, as well as spending time on the Cordova Bay Beach, a long expanse of sand and pebbles with lovely views and excellent bird watching opportunities.
Schools serving students in Cordova Bay include:
- Cordova Bay Elementary
- Lochside Elementary
- Royal Oak Middle School, and
- Claremont Secondary
The Cordova Bay Association for Community Affairs is an active group dedicated to working for physical and social improvement in the Cordova Bay community.