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Parks & Trails


District parks, trails, and facilities are open for public use, including washrooms (with enhanced cleaning) at Wain Road Park.

Follow the guidelines for safe use:

Please keep your distance while enjoying parks and trails and wash your hands for 20 seconds before and after your visit.

  • Do not visit if you are feeling sick
  • Do not gather in large groups
  • Keep a minimum of 2 metres (6 feet) between your party and others
  • Do not congregate in parking lots and at entrances

Additional guidelines for pickleball and tennis court users:

  • Keep 2 metres apart at all times
  • Clearly mark your ball and do not share equipment
  • Leave the court when your game has reached 11 points

Additional guidelines for playground use:

  • Sick children must not enter
  • Parents and guardians should keep 2 metres apart
  • Avoid overcrowding

Note: Playground equipment is not being cleaned or disinfected

Additional guidelines for Free Ride park use:

  • do not hang out at entrance
  • do not share bikes or equipment
  • no more than 50 people in the park at a time
  • picnic tables are not cleaned or sanitized
  • one person on the start ramp at a time

Responsible use of District Parks and Trails may allow them to remain open. 

Parks & Recreation

The District of North Saanich is home to 29 local parks and 34 km of trails including Tennis Courts and Pickleball Courts at Wain Road Park and the Jubilee Park Playground at Mills Road. With four main waterfront parks, as well as numerous developed beach accesses around the municipality, our waterfront is accessible wherever the terrain allows. For a detailed listing of the District’s parks and trails, please see our Parks and Trails Guide, available for download in PDF format below:

Please complete the contact form to report an issue within a District of North Saanich park, trail, or beach access.

Located in North Saanich, the Panorama Recreation Centre provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including a 25 metre salt purification swimming pool with six lanes, a multi-use leisure pool, sauna, steam room, swirl pool, and an accessible waterslide tower with an elevator allowing people with mobility issues to share in the enjoyment of riding the southern Vancouver Island’s tallest and longest waterslide. For more information on recreational and general interest programs, please visit the Panorama Recreation Centre’s website.

The Peninsula Recreation Commission is a partnership of the municipalities of North Saanich, Sidney, and Central Saanich with the objective to provide recreation and leisure activities and facilities to the citizens of the participating municipalities regardless of age, gender, religion or economic status. The Commission’s main facility and service location is the Panorama Recreation Centre. Funding for the Commission’s operations comes from user fees and requisitions from the three municipalities. Regular meetings of the Commission take place at the Panorama Recreation Centre and are open to the public. 

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