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Saanich Gulf Islands

Saanich—Gulf Islands is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1988. Saanich-Gulf Islands Map.

The constituency of Saanich-Gulf Islands consists of the north part of the Municipality of Saanich, as well as the municipalities of Central Saanich, North Saanich, and Sidney on Vancouver Island. The district also includes a number of the southern Gulf Islands, including Salt Spring Island, the Pender Islands, Galiano Island, Mayne Island and Saturna Island. The district’s southeastern border runs along the University of Victoria.

Population, 2001 110,284
Electors 86,429
Area (km²)
Population density (people per km²)


More than 21 per cent of the residents are immigrants, and more than 19 per cent are older than 65, making this the riding with the third largest senior population in Canada. The average family income is $70,814; unemployment is 5.9 per cent.


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