The VREB district of North Saanich, part of the Peninsula region, corresponds to the municipal District of North Saanich and is sub-divided into 11 neighbourhoods.
Agricultural, residential and institutional are the primary land uses in North Saanich with minor commercial or industrial uses (with the exception of the Victoria International Airport). The dominant agricultural/residential use results in the rural atmosphere of North Saanich. Almost all the housing in the area is classified as single detached homes.
The Panorama Leisure Centre provides indoor tennis, ice arena, pool and other facilities while the Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club and the Ardmore golf course serve golf enthusiasts.