About Us

Peninsula Co-op has been in business since 1977 and currently has more than 116,000 active member-owners.

Peninsula Co-op was founded by a small group of Saanich Peninsula residents with a vision and a strong belief in the principles upon which all Co-ops are based. The founding members went door to door back in the mid 1970’s recruiting members and promoting the new Co-op. The Peninsula Co-op Food Centre opened its doors in May 1977 on Keating X Road in Saanichton.

Peninsula Co-op ventured into the petroleum business in the early 1980’s and began a partnership with Save-On Gas Ltd. in 1985. Peninsula Co-op currently has 17 gas locations located between Victoria, Duncan and in Comox and Campbell River and has a partnership with Save-On Gas locations in the Greater Victoria and Malahat to Duncan areas.

Peninsula Co-op amalgamated with the Comox Valley Co-op in April 2016 and with Campbell River’s North Island Co-op in April 2018. The amalgamations brought in nearly 10,000 new member-owners, two new gas centres and a cardlock location. In 2021, we acquired two liquor stores and in 2023 acquired seven more, offering nine liquor stores across the Greater Victoria and Nanaimo areas.

Peninsula Co-op remains 100% locally owned and operated.