Saanich Peninsula

SAANICH PENINSULA  () is an area of rolling farmland along the southeast corner of VANCOUVER ISLAND north of VICTORIA. It is part of the traditional territory of the Wsanec (Saanich) FIRST NATION, who sold it to Gov James DOUGLAS in 1852 (see DOUGLAS TREATIES). The Wsanec now occupy 4 communities here. Farmers were attracted by the mild climate, good soil and low relief, and settlement began in the 1860s. The Saanich Agricultural Fair (est...

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