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At Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites, we are proud to say we are the number #1 rated hotel in Saanich on TripAdvisor.

Where is Saanich?

Saanich borders the City of Victoria, and Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites is a mere 10 minute drive from Downtown Victoria. Public transportation offers direct access to downtown Victoria every 20 minutes from the hotel.

What is Saanich?

According to our reliable friends at Wikipedia: “The District of Saanich is a district municipality on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, within the Greater Victoria area. The population was 114,148 at the 2016 census, making it the most populous municipality in the Capital Regional District (fancy name for Victoria area) and Vancouver Island, and the eighth-most populous in the province. The district adopted its name after the Saanich First Nation, meaning “emerging land” or “emerging people”. The District acts as a bedroom community immediately to the north of Victoria, British Columbia”.

Saanich Geography

Saanich contains a long shoreline with sandy beaches located at a number of ocean bays. The topography is undulating with many glacially scoured rock outcroppings. Elevations range from sea level to 229 metres (751 ft).The physical setting is greatly influenced by water. There are 8.1749 square kilometres (3.1563 sq mi) of fresh water lakes and 29.61 kilometeres (18.40 mi) of marine shoreline.

Points of Interest in Saanich and Near Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites:

  • University of Victoria (UVIC)
  • Camosun College (Lansdowne)
  • Camosun College (Interurban)
  • PISE (Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence)
  • Mount Douglas
  • Mount Tolmie
  • Bear Hill
  • Hartland Mountain Bike Park
  • Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
  • Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
  • Cordova Bay Beach
  • Cadboro Bay Beach
  • Gyro Park
  • Butchart Gardens & Butterfly Gardens (technically Central Saanich)
  • Horticulture Centre of the Pacific
  • Saanich Peninsula Wineries (try a tour)
  • Victoria General Hospital (technically View Royal, but very close to Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites)
  • Saanich Commonwealth Place
  • Galloping Goose and Lochside Trail
  • Prospect Lake
  • Cordova Bay Golf Course
  • Mount Doug Golf Course
  • Cedar Hill Golf Course

As you can see if you are thinking about traveling to Victoria, think of Saanich first!

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