Highlands, British Columbia

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Highlands
District municipality
District of Highlands[1]
View west from Mt. Work - panoramio.jpg
Highlands is located in British Columbia
Highlands
Highlands
Location of Highlands in British Columbia
Coordinates: 48°31′N 123°30′W / 48.52°N 123.5°W / 48.52; -123.5Coordinates: 48°31′N 123°30′W / 48.52°N 123.5°W / 48.52; -123.5
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region Greater Victoria
Regional district Capital Regional District
Incorporated 1993
Government
 • Mayor Ken Williams
Area[2]
 • Total 38.05 km2 (14.69 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 2,225
 • Density 58.5/km2 (152/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Highways 1
Waterways Saanich Inlet
Website www.highlands.ca

The District of Highlands (locally known as "The Highlands") is a district municipality near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. As one of the Western Communities or West Shore municipalities outside Victoria, Highlands has a population of 1,903 as of 2006. The region stretches along the Saanich Inlet shoreline from north of Goldstream to Mackenzie Bight. One of the more undeveloped areas of the Greater Victoria region, it is one of the newest Greater Victoria municipalities created within Capital Regional District.

Although the area is seen as a target for residential expansion of the Greater Victoria region, it remains best known for lakes, hills, and wilderness. It is home to many parks, notably large portions of Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, Mount Work Regional Park, and Lone Tree Hill Regional Park.

The nearest commercial shopping areas are in the adjacent municipality of Langford. Public education is provided by the Sooke School District's elementary, middle, and secondary schools in Langford.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Highlands, District municipality [Census subdivision], British Columbia and Capital, Regional district [Census division], British Columbia". Statistics Canada. January 23, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 

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