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GIS Map Service

District of Saanich GIS (Geographic Information System) map service

Additional Information


Welcome to your public GIS map service! You can launch the map viewer from your desktop, tablet or mobile device.

Interactive GIS viewers are provided by Saanich to enable you to view, query, create and share maps with the latest municipal information. The District's map service contains over 80 layers of information of varying themes including terrain, land, transportation, parks, planning, environment, engineering, and emergency services.

GIS can help answer many spatial questions, including:

  • finding an address
  • learning details about a property (lot size, zoning, assessment, etc.)
  • viewing underground infrastructure services (sewer, storm, water)
  • learning about Saanich's historical sites, significant trees and trail network
  • observing landscape change in a neighbourhood by comparing historical aerial photos dating back to 1997

You may need to install a Silverlight plugin to use the full feature map service. Follow the download instructions or view the the FAQ (PDF 1.3mb) for more details.

Google Chrome incompatibility with GIS Map Service

Effective September 2015, Google removed NPAPI support from Chrome (version 45). Please use an alternate browser (eg. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox) to access the Silverlight map service. A future initiative will migrate Saanich's full feature map service from Silverlight to HTML5 and remove the need for plugins.

Launch Full Feature Map Viewer
for desktop (Silverlight)

Launch Light Map Viewer
for smartphone, tablet or desktop. No plug-in needed. (HTML5)

Read the details page for more information, help and tutorials.

Last modified: May 17, 2016