Sunset descends on Sidney in this shoreline scene. The Saanich Peninsula offers many beautiful vantage points, along with its wide variety of services and shopping options.

SAANICH PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Start your projects here!

From retailers to service providers and more, your Chamber of Commerce has all the bases covered

From arts supplies and exhibits to household items, financial advice and recycling options, you can find everything you need living on the Saanich Peninsula.

Whether you’re looking to fly to places near or far, find a great residential retirement community, connect with a talented marine mechanic or store those personal or business items, you’ll find those things and more amongst the members of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Here’s a cross-section of some of the local goods and services:

Island Blue – This local print and imaging shop started in 1912 with a ‘customer first’ mindset. Island Blue has continued to grow and evolve by implementing sustainable practices, including the use of high-quality recycled content. The management and staff love what they do and take pride in clients’ projects. Visit them at 2455 Beacon Ave. or call 250-656-1233.

Victoria Airport Authority – As the 11th busiest airport in Canada with more than two million passengers per year, Victoria International Airport (YYJ) serves Victoria with more than 100 daily flights throughout North America. The not-for-profit airport authority manages the safe and secure operations of YYJ on behalf of the surrounding communities. Check flight times and more at

District of Central Saanich – You’ll find well-established commercial centres in Saanichton, Brentwood Bay and the Keating Business Park – basing your business here offers many advantages. Find more about the benefits at

Home Hardware Sidney – From housewares, hand and power tools, plumbing, electrical and painting supplies to sporting goods, automotive and farm supplies, cute giftware, seasonal items and lawn and garden supplies, find it at Home Hardware in Sidney. Your next home project starts with a visit to 2356 Beacon Ave. For inquiries call 250-656-2712.

Bayside Diesel and Marine – Family owned and operated since the beginning, Bayside Diesel and Marine is an award-winning full-service centre located at Unit 12-10189 McDonald Park Rd. in Sidney. Their friendly, knowledgeable service staff are committed to providing exceptional customer experiences related to all phases of marine service, repair and maintenance. Call 778-351-1123 to book an appointment.

Legion Manor Victoria – Located on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula nestled on five acres of beautifully landscaped property, Legion Manor Victoria is an attractive multi-tiered retirement community dedicated to offering comfortable, quality accommodation for people aged 55-up. To book a tour, call 250-652-3261.

Art Sea – The ArtSea Community Arts Council supports and promotes all forms of arts and cultural activities on the Peninsula. Feature presentations include the Sidney Fine Art Show, the Studio Tour, Salish Sea Lantern Festival and weekly shows at the ArtSea Gallery, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Tulista Park.

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.

Capital City RecyclingAt CCR customer service is key and you’ll find their friendly, uniformed drivers are courteous and cautious. Providing residential and commercial waste, kitchen scraps and recycling collection in Greater Victoria since 1981, they offer top-notch service at a competitive rate. Call 250-652-5008 for more information.

Peninsula Mini Storage – Whether you’re renovating, clearing out your garage, downsizing your home or simply needing more space, Peninsula Mini Storage offers self storage solutions to fit your situation and lifestyle! Visit them at the Sidney (2072 Henry Ave. W., 250-655-6454) or Keating (1933 Keating X Rd., 250-544-6464) locations.

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Enjoying a relaxing time outside a cafe in Brentwood Bay, where you’ll find a number of members of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Janis Jean Photography

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