Friday, February 23, 2024

4 of the best places to get a real Christmas tree in Greater Victoria


With Christmas now a month away, it’s time to find the perfect tree to help cheer up your home over the holidays. 

While there is a Christmas tree shortage this year, there are several places on southern Vancouver Island that dedicate themselves to growing the perfect Christmas tree for your home over the holidays.

While you can head into the woods to cut your own Christmas tree (with a permit), these four Christmas tree farms in Greater Victoria are perfect for a relaxing afternoon with the family.

Saanichton Christmas Tree Farm 

(Saanichton Christmas Tree farm)

Brother and sister duo, Mike and Joan Fleming opened the Saanichton Christmas Tree Farm in 1981 and haven’t looked back since. Here you’ll find 17 different varieties of Christmas trees as well as fresh fruits, vegetables and jams. 

  • When:
    • Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Thursdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: 8231 E Saanich Road

Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co

(Chris Cooper/Google images)

Happy Holidays Christmas Tree Co is a one-stop shop for Christmas trees and wreaths, but that’s not all, they also offer mini-photo sessions for the family.

  • When: November 27 to December 19
    • Monday to Friday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
    • Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Where: 1040 Marwood Avenue

Jingle Bell Tree Farm 

(Brian Thom/Google images)

Jingle Bell Tree farm is located in North Saanich. They offer hot chocolate and you can harvest your own Christmas trees. This is a great location if you’re closer to Brentwood Bay and Sidney.

  • When: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Where: 7969 Wallace Drive, North Saanich

Santa’s Forest

Find your Christmas Tree at Westshore Park and Recreation (Lacrosse box) near the Q center. Formally located on Mckenzie Avenue, the tree farm has relocated to  West Shore Parks and Recreation. This location offers pre-cut Christmas trees in many different species, including Noble Fir, Douglas Fir and Nordmann Fir.

  • When: Open daily from 10 a.m. to  8 p.m.
  • Where: West Shore Parks and Recreation at the Lacrosse box near the Q center at 1767 Island Hwy

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