Multiple cougar sightings reported in North Saanich

At least four sightings on Saanich Peninsula since Thursday; RCMP issue warning to residents

Several cougar sightings have police warning Saanich Peninsula residents to be alert.

The two most recent sightings happened Sunday (Dec. 4) on Eagle Way Drive and on Elderberry Way. On Friday, a cougar was spotted near West Saanich Road at Tatlow Road, and again on Osprey Place.

On Thursday, a cat was seen near Hillgrove Road at Sumac Drive.

Sidney North Saanich RCMP believe one cougar is the subject of all the sightings, since the incidents were in close proximity in North Saanich.

Cpl. Chris Swain said people should be mindful of their children and pets, and check the Conservation Service of B.C.’s website at for information on what to do if you encounter a cougar.