Backyard Bungalow Names and Info by Municipality
This section lists the various names each municipality has for "Backyard Bungalows", whether they're permitted, as well as a link to municipal websites. Please note, that some municipalities may allow then even if they indicate they do not, e.g. through a variance/rezoning by city council.
Most of this information is current as of October 2020. Please verify information provided with us or the applicable municipality as these policies are constantly changing.
|Municipality||Name||Allows Them or Current Status||Municipal Website|
|Central Saanich||Carriage house||Yes and currently going through a bylaw amendment to allow them without a zoning amendment through council.||Click Here|
|Colwood||Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)||Yes. Suites that are located within an accessory building, detached from the main residence (ie. such as a “carriage home” or “garden suite”).||Click Here|
|Esquimalt||Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU)||Council reviewed a staff proposal for legalizing DADUs and asked staff to conduct public engagement with residents about the proposed regulations and possible locations and designs of DADUs.||Click Here|
|Highlands||NA||Under review by the municipality.||Click Here|
|Langford||Garden Suite and Carriage House||Yes. A Garden Suite is an accessory dwelling unit located on the ground floor of a detached accessory building. A Carriage Suite is an accessory dwelling unit located on the second floor of a detached accessory building.||Click Here|
|Metchosin||Detached Secondary Suite||Yes||Click Here|
|North Saanich||Guest Cottage and Carriage House||Yes. Carriage house if built over garage.||Click Here|
|Saanich||Garden Suite||Yes||Click Here|
|Sidney||Detached Secondary Dwelling||Yes||Click Here|
|Sooke||Small Suite||Yes||Click Here|
|Victoria||Garden Suite||Yes||Click Here|
|View Royal||NA||In Official Community Plan: Special consideration will be given to the provision of ground-oriented units in order to accommodate continued demand for family housing. Increasing the number of garden suites, townhomes, small lot detached houses and other housing forms with ground level entries is essential to realizing the Town’s Vision.||Click Here|