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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