Talk:Saanich Peninsula

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isthmus[edit]

I was hoping to find a specific description of the peninsula's isthmus; landward limit but it's not in BC Names as I'd hoped/expected. It's a given that the south end of Saanich Inlet at Goldstream is the west point of the isthmus; the closest saltwater to that point is Gorge Water, the pond at the head of The Gorge, but that would make Victoria part of the Peninsula, and it's never conceived of as that way; best I can think of is across to Cadboro Bay/Six Mile Point, which bisects the Municipality of South Saanich, but that's unofficial. In local parlance I don't think Highland would be included if someone said "up on the Peninsula; they're meaning North Saanich, Sidney, Brentwood, Saanichton etc....anything north of Elk Lake. The name info on BC Names should be included, but I have to get busy at work so am not in the mood to expand this more today.Skookum1 (talk) 03:53, 8 May 2013 (UTC)