The VREB district of Saanich East/Saanich West, part of the Core region, corresponds to the eastern half of the municipal District of Saanich and is sub-divided into 19 neighbourhoods for Saanich East and 17 Neighbourhoods for Saanich West.
The landscape of Saanich is unique because of its ecological diversity and leisure potential. There are 170 municipal parks, three regional parks and a cycling network route. Saanich has more parks per capita than any other municipality in B.C. There are several golf courses in Saanich: Blenkinsop Valley, Cedar Hill, Cordova Bay and Prospect Lake.