About Highlands, BC
Highlands is located on the Saanich Peninsula in the southern portion of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Highlands is a rural residential area of stunning beauty located just northwest of Victoria, filled with an abundance of magnificent scenery, native flora and fauna. Although it is primarily residential, it also has plenty of public parkland.
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The cabin of the first homesteader who arrived to work for the Hudson Bay Company still stands. Today, besides, being a tourist attraction, it serves as a community meeting place.
Gowlland Tod Provincial Park joins Mount Work Regional Park. Together these parks offer over 25 miles (40 km) of trails for hikers and bikers as well as access to Tod Inlet’s shoreline. Mount Work Regional Park is also known for wilderness hiking and three freshwater lakes. Other parks include Cal Revelle Nature Sanctuary, Hazlitt Creek Park, Lone Tree Park, and Thetis Lake Park.
In addition to the parks, nearby communities offer golf. Langford has its Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club and Victoria offers eight championship golf courses.
Highland also has its own Highland Fling Festival in June, the largest celebration of its kind in British Columbia. This festival allows visitors to get a glimpse of what Scottish culture was like centuries ago with fierce athletic competitions such as the caber toss and hammer throw, and visitors experience the sounds of several championship bagpipe bands playing in unison. The event has been expanded to include children’s activities and workshops about Scottish culture and heritage.
Sooke School District No. 62 provides Highlands, Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Port Renfrew, and Sooke residents with K-12 education. Twenty-five percent of the residences within the school district are rural. The District consists of nineteen elementary schools, three middle schools, three secondary and two alternative schools, plus one adult education program. Statistically, the average income and the percentage of adults with higher education are comparable to those throughout the province.
Highland BC Real Estate
Highlands residents place high value on the natural environment as well as their rural lifestyle. Given that, the Highlanders have taken steps to require that new developments include covenants which will limit human encroachment. However, Highland real estate offers several available properties within the area.
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