Mill Springs Village: The Neighbourhood
Who lives at Mill Springs Village?
Mill Springs is a diverse community offering a lifestyle that appeals to a broad spectrum of residents. With an almost equal proportion of retirees/downsizers to busy professionals and young families, we have a well-balanced population with a warm community spirit. Whether you enjoy an active lifestyle, a quiet retirement, or desire a safe place to raise a family, Mill Springs Village provides it all.
Our comprehensive network of parks and walking trails – plus a new playground in Phase 10 – provides outdoor recreation for all ages right here in our own neighbourhood. Located only 5 minutes away from the ocean, one can enjoy pristine beaches, sailing, power boating, kayaking, fishing and crabbing. For those who are passionate about waterskiing, canoeing, and swimming, spectacular Shawnigan Lake is also only minutes away. Hiking enthusiasts will never tire of the endless parks and trails that abound in the area, including the breathtakingly beautiful Goldstream Park which is within a scenic 15-minute drive of Mill Springs Village.
Mill Bay is also connected to the beautiful Saanich Peninsula by a small, regularly scheduled car/passenger ferry which gives you a delightful little sea voyage while providing a romantic short-cut to renowned Butchart Gardens, the airport, and the Swartz Bay ferry terminal. Many scheduled ferry sailings leave every day to the BC mainland and the gulf islands.
Warm and sunny
Our average annual rainfall is 32.4 inches (82.5 cm) and the average sunshine is 2058 hours. The lowest average monthly temperature is 38° (3.1 Celsius). Some snow usually occurs each year but depths are generally slight and may last only a day or two. “Cowichan” means “Land warmed by the sun” or “The Warm Land”, and the long sunny days of summer and the temperate winters contribute to the rapid growth, great size and tremendous diversity of the trees and plants you will find in Mill Springs.