Saanich West is a multifaceted community stretching from the established
suburban neighbourhoods of the Gorge area north to the rural farmland
around Elk Lake and Prospect Lake.
The Gorge waterway is a beautiful setting and a popular area for young
families who prefer to live close to town. The Tillicum mall, Town and
Country shopping center and the Silver City movie theatre are all
conveniently located. The Victoria General Hospital is little farther
and North among the family-oriented neighbourhoods of Strawberry Vale,
Burnside and Glanford Area. The recently built Interurban campus of
Camosun College lies in the middle of this growing area which is also
to many new subdivisions of single family residential development.
Slightly further North is the Prospect Lake community, a well established
area featuring a 9 hole golf course and a "lakeside retreat"
Decidedly rural, the Elk Lake/Beaver Lake and the Old West Saanich Road
areas include many horse farms and small acreages.