Rural Saanich Neighbourhood Overview

Rural Saanich is the largest ‘neighbourhood’ in Saanich.  It is valued by its residents and by those from outside the area, for its natural beauty, high biological diversity, agricultural and forested lands.  Known for its large lots, hobby farms and country estates, it is popular among homeowners that prefer privacy and a more rural, natural setting, while still having the convenience of being within a 20 minute drive to downtown Victoria, grocery shopping and recreation centres.

The municipal plan for Rural Saanich defines four neighbourhoods in the area: Prospect Lake, Elk Lake, Layritz and West Burnside.  However, if you are interested in a home in the area you should include the above “map areas” of Saanich West as well as Beaver Lake, Granville, Interurban, and West Saanich.

What We Love

Rural Saanich’s Quiet country roads, and commitment to protecting rural open space, parks and recreations spaces.  The area has an abundance of interconnected trails and Elk Lake and Prospect Lake are fabulous for a refreshing swim.

Walk Score

Less then 10. While you will need a car for errands, fabulous trails for hiking or biking are in abundance

Single Family Home Stats

Price range from $450,000 to $1,893,000
Average price: $916,406
Average days on market: 45
*2019

Neighbourhood Schools

Prospect Lake Elementary
Royal Oak Middle School
Claremont Secondary

Condo / Townhouse Stats

There are very few condos or townhomes
in “Rural Saanich” so data is
not statistically relevant