The most beautiful areas in Saanich City are the scenic drives that show hanging tree bridges, winding corners, and ocean coastlines. People who are into fishing and sailboats could go to the community of the BC Ferry to Mill Bay. Tourists can likewise go to the edge of the bay to enjoy the ocean view and see some restaurants at the same time. The Saanich Peninsula has many mountains, oceans, marinas, parks, farms, trails, beaches and mountains, whilst the Saanich BC area in Butchart Gardens and Butterfly World are also a hit to tourists, residents, and visitors alike.
The neighboring areas of Saanich are blessed with nature's scenic wonders. There are numerous parks that are accessible to everyone, like for example Albert Head Lagoon, Bear Hill Park, Devonian Park, Coles Bay, East Sooke Regional Park, Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park, Francis King Regional Park, Galloping Goose Trail, Horth Hill, Gonzales Hill, Island View Beach Park, Mill Hill, Mount Park, Mount Norman, Mount Work, Reeson, Roche Cove, and Witty's Lagoon.
The economy of Saanich City is heavily dependent on agriculture and other resource-based industries. The next largest sectors of the area's economy are in manufacturing and construction, wholesale and retail trade, real estate and finance, education and health, and business services. The major occupation of the residents is management occupations followed by business, finance and administration occupations; natural and applied sciences and related occupations; health occupations; social science, education, religion and government service; culture, art, recreation and sport; service and sales occupations; trades, equipment and transport operators; manufacturing, processing and utilities occupations.
There is an anticipated 100 bus shelters within the District of Saanich. It works in consultation with B.C. Transit concerning the location of bus stops on new routes. Saanich City also supports using bikes on all its roads, and they have established the Commuter Bicycle Network to identify the streets which would be changed to allow the cyclists to utilize the roads. Saanich City also has a Bicycle Advisory Committee, which is made up of the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, the Municipal staff from the Planning, Public Works and Engineering Department.