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Saanich Peninsula Spotlight: 10 Saanich Peninsula businesses to visit this spring

Chamber of Commerce businesses support thriving community

It comes as little surprise that the Saanich Peninsula is one of the region’s most popular locations to live and work. The beautiful landscape and safe, inviting communities are certainly draws, but beyond that is the thriving assortment of shops, services, amenities and industry that together provide virtually everything within a few kilometres.

Here’s a look at 10 Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce businesses improving your community:

Salvador & Davis & Co., Notaries Public – Salvador & Davis & Co., Notaries Public has been serving the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands for more than 50 years! For all your property transfer or estate planning needs, visit or drop by 101 – 9830 Second St. in Sidney to discover the secret of our longevity!

Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation – For more than 30 years, the Foundation has raised funds to support the community’s hospital and healthcare. With its ER, operating rooms, diagnostic services and extended care, donors help keep the Saanich Peninsula Hospital modern and accessible. Learn more at, on Facebook, at 2166 Mount Newton X Rd., 250-652-7531 or

SeaFirst Insurance Brokers – The largest general insurance broker on the Saanich Peninsula, SeaFirst brokers are insurance specialists, with offices in Brentwood Bay (250-652-1141), Saanichton (250-652-5157) and Sidney (250-656-9886). From commercial to residential to marine insurance, they shop the insurance market and tailor the coverage to suit your specific needs. “We take the worry out of insurance.” Visit

Peggy Yelland and Associates Inc. – “At Peggy Yelland and Associates, we think of our clients as our friends, and when assisting them in making business decisions we consider the effect on their entire lives. Timely bookkeeping services allows them to what they do best: run their business.” Learn more at

Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites – Located on the waterfront in Sidney, just 10 minutes from the B.C. ferry terminal, five minutes from the Victoria International Airport and three blocks from the Anacortes ferry, the Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites may be small in size but never in service! Discover the personalized hospitality that only a small family property can provide. Learn more at

Office of Adam Olsen – Here to serve the community, if you would like to bring an issue to Adam Oslen’s attention, or are looking for help navigating government services, “we want to hear from you!” Visit or on Facebook, stop by 215-2506 Beacon Ave. or call 250-655-5600.

The Mortgage Centre – Servicing Sidney, North Saanich and the Gulf Islands since 1998, the Mortgage Centre has 45 different lenders to choose from, ensuring clients get the lowest rates and best service. CHIP Reverse Mortgages are also available. Call 250-656-9551 for a confidential interview. Learn more at

District of North Saanich – One of the best and safest communities, North Saanich ranked fourth out of 417 cities in Money Sense’s 2017 Best Places to Live in Canada. Other Districts on the Peninsula ranked 14th and 115th. Additionally, Maclean’s magazine ranked North Saanich the safest community in BC. Visit for District updates.

Firm Management – Providing complete commercial property management, leasing and sales services for building owners and investors throughout Greater Victoria, Firm Management is committed to exceptional client satisfaction in all aspects of its business. Services include full financial and physical management of commercial properties, tenant and landlord lease representation and commercial real estate sales. Learn more at

CSTT Jencam – Locally owned and operated by Ron Basi, CSTT Driver Training’s four instructors have more than 150 years of combined experience in the trucking industry. Learn to drive everything from big rigs, transit and school buses to cars, motorcycles, RVs and heavy trailers as well as our own fire truck! Visit

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