Highlands, British Columbia

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District of Highlands[1]
View west from Mt. Work - panoramio.jpg
Highlands is located in British Columbia
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
RegionGreater Victoria
Regional districtCapital Regional District
 • MayorKen Williams
 • Total38.05 km2 (14.69 sq mi)
 • Total2,225
 • Density58.5/km2 (152/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
WaterwaysSaanich Inlet
Websitewww.highlands.ca Edit this at Wikidata

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 the 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.


  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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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