The District of Highlands
Highlands is the newest of all the municipalities in the Capital
Regional District to be incorporated. Many people choose to live
in the Highlands because of its rural character and natural beauty.
Residents are encouraged to build their homes with the least environmental
impact by minimizing vegetation removal, using materials that blend
in with the landscape and positioning homes that are not highly
visible from the road or viewpoints.
Mount Work Regional Park boasts
swimming holes, fishing spots and hilly terrain as well as the
highest peak on the Saanich Peninsula.
Lone Tree Regional Park has a two kilometre trail that winds
uphill, leading hikers to fabulous views of the Highlands, Victoria
the Olympic Mountains.
During a normal winter, the Highlands experiences
cooler temperatures and approximately 35% more rainfall than
Victoria. The precipitation
is essential to recharge well water resources and maintain ecosystems
during severe drought conditions that occur during the summer
and fall months.
The Highlands is home to many interesting plants
and ecosystems such as wetlands, woodlands, wildflowers and old
The roads are scenic, narrow and winding.
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