Highlands, British Columbia
|District of Highlands|
|Regional district||Capital Regional District|
|• Mayor||Ken Williams|
|• Total||38.05 km2 (14.69 sq mi)|
|• Density||55.7/km2 (144/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
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.
- "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
- Official Municipal website
- Highlands profile
- West Shore Profile
- "Highlands (district municipality)". BC Geographical Names.
- Lone Tree Hill Regional Park
- Caleb Pike Heritage Park
- History of the Little Red Schoolhouse