There are a number of trails that wind their way through the property and several nice picnic areas. Numerous buildings are spread throughout the woods …

Vehicles- Heritage Acres is home to a variety of vehicles, from retired transit bus to old cars, trucks and tractors.

 

 

 

 


School House – the Saanichton School was moved to the property and restored, one room has been refitted to show what the classrooms originally looked like and the rest of the building is available for group meetings and receptions


Print ShopSaanich Historical Artifacts Printshop


Blacksmith Shop – operated through the year to raise money for the society


Saannich Historical Artifacts boat houseNewman Boat House – situated on a nice pond, it was built to house a collection of marine artifacts, dedicated and transferred to the Society on June 10, 2001


Saannich Historical Artifacts carpentry shopCarpentry Shop – used for all onsite woodworking needs


Saanich Historical Artifacts Moody buildingChapel – the old country Chapel is non-denominational and available to rent for weddings and related events


Saanich Historical Artifacts log cabinLog Cabin – replica of the style of cabin from the early days of settlement on the Island


Saanich Historical Artifacts Moody buildingMoody Building – a one-time residence, private school and Tinsmith Shop that used to reside in downtown Victoria. It is thought to have arrived from England in 1859, the British pioneered the sturdy corrugated iron design of this building. World-wide there are few iron buildings of this vintage in existence, this is an extremely rare and significant artifact


Saanich Historical Artifacts Moody buildingMuseum Building – the 9000 sq. ft. Willard Michell building was originally intended for use as a shop but is home to the main Museum of the Society


Saanich Historical Artifacts planer millPlaner Mill – this old piece of equipment is still used by the Society to finish wood from the saw mill as needed


Saanich Historical Artifacts saw millSaw Mill – built in 1917, was used to mill almost all the wood used on the property


Saanich Historical Artifacts waterwheelWaterwheel This waterwheel was originally installed at Butchart Gardens in the old quarry and was donated to the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society by the late Vic Dawson.


Saanich Historical Artifacts Hatch buildingThe Hatch Building – This building will house the 1/4 scale model streetcars built by the late Gordon Hatch. These models represent streetcars that ran in Victoria until 1948. The interurban ran from Victoria to Deep Cove from 1913 to 1924


Old vehicles and equipment of all kinds can be found all over the property. The Vancouver Island Model Engineers (V.I.M.E.) share the property with the S.H.A.S. and offer rides to the public on exhibition days on their scale model trains.