3 things to do on the Saanich Peninsula in October

by admin on September 28, 2012

Cool crisp days and harvest time means there are a lot of things to do on the Saanich Peninsula in October. Here are 3 ideas:

1. Enjoy harvest season

October is a great time to find farm-fresh produce on the Saanich Peninsula. SilverRillFarms is a great place to find squash, brussel sprouts and other seasonal produce, while DansMarket is the place to go on the South Island for fresh apples.

2. Check out the art of Peninsula

The Saanich Peninsula is home to a vibrant arts community, and a lot of art is on display in the month of October:

Metis and First Nations art show

The Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula is hosting the Fourth Annual Invitational First Nations and Métis Art Show this fall at the Arts Centre at Tulista Park in Sidney.  The Arts Council extends an invitation to come and experience this exciting annual event held in traditional Coast Salish territory. Learnmorehere.

2012 Peninsula ArtSea Festival

Each October, art lovers look forward to two major weekend events on the Saanich Peninsula – the Sidney Fine Art Show, one of the largest and most anticipated juried art shows in the province, and the Saanich Peninsula Fall Studio Tour, with many artists on the Peninsula opening their studios for the public to visit. The Peninsula ArtSea Festival – now in its third year, builds on the success of the Sidney Fine Art Show and the Peninsula Fall Studio Tour to include a full range of other activities that celebrate a broad and diverse combination of artists working in multi-disciplinary areas. Learnmorehere.

3. Go to the Sidney Museum and Archives

Sidney By-The-Sea has a very interesting HistoricalMuseumoperated by the Society of Saanich Peninsula Museums and is devoted to the history of the early lives of Sidney and North Saanich pioneers, portrayed through photographs and artifacts. Located on Beacon Avenue, the museum’s permanent collection consists of over 6000 items.

In October, themuseumwillfeatureadisplayaboutspinnersandweavers.

For more information about cultural events on the Saanich Peninsula in October, try the MyPeninsula.cawebsite.

Nevin Thompson frequently writes about the Saanich Peninsula on behalf of the CedarwoodInnandSuites, and SidneyBChotel.