Ardmore is considered a desirable and tranquil rural residential area within the District of North Saanich (46,918 hectares/11,592 acres) on the Saanich Peninsula.
Ardmore is somewhat of a triangular shape of about 2 square kilometers (0.772 square miles) on the west side of Saanich Peninsula (west from West Saanich Road) and runs north from Coles Bay to just before (5 properties) the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Patricia Bay. The water frontage west and south) on the Inlet is approximately 4 kilometers (2.49 miles).
There are no municipal parks however, there is a large waterfront Capital Regional Park in Coles Bay (3.63 hectares/8.97 acres) and an untouched potential future park of 2.7 hectares (6.7 acres) bequeathed to the District by the late renowned artist, Mfanwy Pavelic. The Ardmore area is beautifully treed with arbutus (aka Madrona), oak, fir, cedar, maple, pine and balsam has approximately 19 walking trails and 9 public developed accesses to the waterfront. The Saanich Inlet offers excellent boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, prawning and a great variety of marine and birdlife and summer swimming. There is one 9 hole golf course within the boundaries of Ardmore and just outside on the east side of West Saanich Road an18 hole course with tennis court and curling rink.
The Town of Sidney with all amenities, Panorama Recreation Centre, Mary Winspear Community Centre, Airport, Ferries (Vancouver, Gulf Island, and Washington State), schools and hospital are all within a 12- 15 minute drive.
To read more, please visit the North Saanich page.