BARA and Our Community

The Broadmead Area Resident’s Association (BARA), actively manages the covenants that preserve our uncluttered streets, single family homes, and parks.┬áBARA ensures that homeowners continue to enjoy Broadmead’s natural setting with its municipal zoning as a neighbourhood of single family homes only. This is a unique status in a time of increasing density pressures on other residential communities.


    • Promotes activities that enhance the well-being and character of the Broadmead community.
    • Provides forums, such as candidates’ meetings, for residents to discuss key issues.
    • Safeguards green spaces, parks, and trails.Works with the District of Saanich to address current and future community requirements.

Broadmead Farms Ltd. enforced the covenants to ensure that developers complied with the registered design covenants filed against each building lot. In 2008, the Broadmead Covenant Enforcement Society was amalgamated with the Broadmead Area Residents’ Association. There are about 60 covenants altogether that:

  • Protect the existence of only single family homes.
  • Prohibit the building of secondary suites in homes that would bring unwanted density and parking issues.
  • Preserve the architectural similarities of homes as they are refreshed by new owners.
  • Restrict the operation of business in a residence.
  • Limit parking on a single family lot.

BARA is, simply, the sole reason that Broadmead continues to be the choice of those who desire a special neighbourhood in which to live.Community

Please visit the Covenants section for more information on the restrictive covenants and their application.

Broadmead now features 1,200 single family homes, 600 strata townhomes and condominiums, 40 co-op residences, one elementary school, a church, a six-building office park, a 225-bed multilevel care facility for veterans and seniors, and a 47-store shopping centre.