A short drive outside Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula offers stunning views not to be missed. We combed through Instagram and found some amazing views that visitors and locals shared. Have something to add? Share your picture on Instagram and don't forget to tag @tourismvictoriabc and #ExploreVictoria.


Sunshine and stunning views from Mount WorkMount Work

The heart of one of Mount Work Regional Park, Mount Work offers stunning views of the Saanich Peninsula, Victoria and the surrounding landscape. The climb may be a little work, but it pays off in amazing views.


 The pier in Sidney


The beautiful seaside town of Sidney stuns with great walkways along the coast, all of which look out over the San Juan and Gulf Islands. On your discovery tour of Sidney, make sure to walk out on the main pier to truly put yourself in the middle of the stunning scenery and allow the view of Mt. Baker, located in the Cascades in the U.S., to take your breath away.


 Sunset at Brentwood Bay

Brentwood Bay

A small marina and beautiful views celebrate the inlet that separates the Saanich Peninsula from Vancouver Island. The bay faces west and makes for Victoria's most sensational sunsets.
John Dean Provincial Park
Overlooking the pastoral Saanich Peninsula, John Dean Provincial Park is home to some of the peninsula's last stands of old-growth Douglas firs. In the spring meadows turn into a vivid display of native wildflowers.


Relaxing at Island View Beach 

Island View Beach

This long sandy beach not only offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, but also makes for phenomenal birdwatching. Migratory seabirds stop here to feast on worms, clams and other creatures hiding in the eel grass.


Enjoying the view at Swartz Bay 

Swartz Bay

Take a moment to look back once you've gotten off the BC Ferry. Not only the trip through the islands, but also the dock in Swartz Bay feature amazing views of the peaceful surrounding islands.