West Coast home near Sidney, Vancouver Island

Canada - British Columbia - North Saanich

Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,East side
East side
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,West side
West side
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Looking south toward deck above art studio
Looking south toward deck above art studio
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Kitchen with gas hob
Kitchen with gas hob
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Kitchen ovens
Kitchen ovens
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Deck from kitchen looking south
Deck from kitchen looking south
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Dining room
Dining room
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Living room
Living room
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Master bedroom with closet
Master bedroom with closet
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Ensuite off Master
Ensuite off Master
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Ensuite off master
Ensuite off master
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Mount Baker (USA) from Sidney
Mount Baker (USA) from Sidney
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Many water sports in area
Many water sports in area
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Victoria Harbour ferries
Victoria Harbour ferries
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Victoria Inner Harbour
Victoria Inner Harbour
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Victoria Fisherman's Wharf
Victoria Fisherman's Wharf
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Butchart Gardens concert
Butchart Gardens concert
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Pacific coast
Pacific coast
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Pacific sunset
Pacific sunset
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,Salish Sea
Salish Sea
Home exchange in,Canada,North Saanich,The Rockies
The Rockies
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is not offered

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates Coromandel, New Zealand
Open to all dates Napier, New Zealand

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and is western-style with wood cladding, it is built on a slope and has two-levels, with deck, and walk-out lower level. It sits in the middle of an acre to the north of the Saanich Peninsula on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, and is located in a rural forested setting a short walk from the shoreline of the Saanich Inlet. The neighbourhood is open-forested, with many walking paths and multiple access points to the shore. The Peninsula is hilly, with residential and rural communities. It is ideal for hiking, cycling, and relaxing. Want more, then visit nearby Victoria or travel by ferry or road to other Island destinations. Want to escape? Then check Victoria airport which is a 10 minutes drive; or the B.C. Ferries terminal to Vancouver, a 15 minutes drive; or the Washington State Ferry to Anacortes from nearby Sidney, a15 minutes drive; or Seattle ferries that leave from Victoria, which is a 30 minutes drive.


House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking included


  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)


  • Use of bicycle(s)


  • Rural


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We are a community of quiet, respectful, sociable and helpful neighbours, living on one acre or half-acre properties in a forested setting adjacent to the Saanich Inlet. It is a perfect location to spot eagles, blue herons, seals and other wildlife. North Saanich is a rural municipality without a town centre. You will need a car to get around. There are two community shops a short drive away, and the main shopping town, Sidney, is within 15 minutes or 30 minutes cycle. The small towns of Brentwood Bay and Saanichton are 20 minutes drive, and Victoria is 30 minutes drive. Panorama Recreation Centre is 10 minutes drive.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing


  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Museums

Transport Nearby

  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Corner Shop


Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

You can access walking paths from our home, as well as the shoreline of the Saanich Inlet. To go further, you will need transport. The area is ideal for cycling, with many bicycle paths and you can cycle from the north of the Peninsula to Victoria on them. In the summer, there are community Farmers' Markets in the area. Nearby Sidney-by-the-Sea has cafés, bars, grocery stores, and diverse shops and attractions. In the summer, Sidney has a popular street market on Thursday evenings. Butchart Gardens is a 20 minute drive, and has evening concerts throughout July and August. To be immersed in more attractions, visit Victoria and its Inner Harbour.

Our favourite restaurants

  • The Surly Mermaid, Sidney
  • Haro's at the Pier, Sidney
  • Pagliacci's Victoria

Cafés & bars

  • Beacon Cafe, Sidney
  • Farmer's Daughter, Sidney
  • RumRunner, Sidney

Special places to shop

  • Uptown Shopping Centre
  • Mayfair Mall
  • Downtown Victoria

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Many yacht and kayaking locations
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Royal B.C. Museum and Imax

Walks or jogging paths

  • Galloping Goose Trail
  • Lochside Trail
  • Victoria Airport multi-use path

Health or fitness clubs

  • Panorama Recreation Centre, North Saanich
  • Anytime Fitness, Sidney
  • Curves, Sidney

Interesting day trips

  • Vancouver via B.C. Ferries
  • Anacortes via Washinton State Ferries
  • Sooke and the Wild Pacific Coast, Cowichan Bay, Cathedral Grove and points north on Vancouver Island

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

It is important to us to find our home neat, tidy and how we left it, when we return from vacation. We do not expect anyone to take advantage of our home, its facilities, its environment, nor to disturb our neighbourhood. We undertake to do the same.


  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange

Leader in house exchange since 1953

Over 65 years of house exchange experience


A worldwide network of home swappers with local support

Local representatives around the world to assist you


Home Swapping in 5 Easy Steps

Travel, save and feel at home around the world!

please wait...