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  • Community Information

    Established in the 1860s, twenty years after Victoria was founded, this charming seaside village is located on the southeast shore of Vancouver Island, 40 km (25 mi) north of Victoria.

    Originally a lumber and milling community, Mill Bay is today a haven for artists, boaters and those who appreciate the quieter side of life. The village can either be reached via a spectacular but steep stretch of the Trans Canada Highway over the Malahat, or across the Saanich Inlet on the BC Ferries from Brentwood Bay.

    Dotted with hill-top and ocean-side homes, Mill Bay’s tranquil waterfront streets and town centre feature an array of shops and services, including galleries, specialty stores and a shopping mall. The village boasts gorgeous views of Gulf Island, and is surrounded by parks, wineries, fields and beautiful straits and channels well-known for boating and salt-water fishing.

    The long, sandy stretch of Mill Bay Beach is a scenic and popular spot for swimming and basking in the sunshine, and Mill Bay Nature Park features many oceanfront trails. Bamberton Provincial Park is also a superb location for hiking and swimming, as well as camping. Visitors to Mill Bay in April may be lucky to catch the international Brentwood Rowing Regatta, a weekend of action-packed racing and entertainment.

    INDUSTRY:
    Agriculture and tourism


    • Population

      Town Population: 1,546 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Island Health

      Health Services Delivery Area: Central Vancouver Island

      Regional District: Cowichan

      Rural Designation: RSA community

      RRP Designation: C

      RRP Points: 6.0

    • Practitioners

      General Practitioners: 14 (www.cpsbc.ca)

    • Health Centre Info

      Mill Bay Medical Centre

      3230 – 2720 Mill Bay Road

      Mill Bay, BC, V0R 2P0

      P: 250 743-2938 | F: 250 743-2800

    • Maternity

      Midwife

      Danielle Enskaitis

      DEME Pre and Postnatal Services

      P: 604 339-6621

      www.demepreandpostnatal.com

    • Lab services

      Mill Bay Medical Centre Lab Services

      3230 – 2720 Mill Bay Road

      Mill Bay, BC, V0R 2P0

      P: 250 743-2938 | F: 250 743-2800

      In-community

      LifeLabs Laboratory Testing Services

      2720 Mill Bay Road

      Mill Bay, BC, V0R 2P1

      P: 250 743-2938

    • Imaging services

      X-Ray

      Mill Bay Medical Centre – ECG

      3230 – 2720 Mill Bay Road

      Mill Bay, BC, V0R 2P0

      P: 250 743-2938 | F: 250 743-2800


    • BC Ambulance

      BC Ambulance Service provides coverage to this community.

    • Pharmacy

      Island IDA Pharmacy

      RR#2, 2734 Barry Road

      Mill Bay, BC, V0R 2P2

      P: 250 743-4421 | F: 250 743-8897

    • Extended Care

      In-community

      WeCare Home Health Services

      05 – 149 Ingram Street

      Duncan, BC, V9L 1N8

      P: 250 746-9224 | F: 250 715 0703

      www.wecare.ca

    • Physiotherapy

      Mill Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic

      RR#1, 220 – 2720 Mill Bay Road

      Mill Bay, BC, V0R 2P1

      P: 250 743-4642

      Advantage Physiotherapy

      RR#2, 591 Kilmalu Road

      Mill Bay, BC, V0R 2P2

      P: 250 743-3891