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Bruce is an avid sea kayaker and whitewater paddler, a writer and photographer. He and his wife Linda RV full time, love to explore, hike, bike, paddle, and write about their adventures. Their photography can be seen at https://www.brakelightfoto.com/
  • Beach Volley Ball Court

BEACH VOLLEY BALL

Beach Volley Ball in Victoria There are lots of sandy beaches around Victoria and depending on the day and the weather you can find people playing beach volley ball on some of them.  However, There are a couple of permanent courts in the area and are listed below. Beach Volley Ball at Tulista Park in

  • Lost Airmen of the Empire Memorial, Victoria BC

LOST AIRMEN OF THE EMPIRE MEMORIAL

Lost Airmen of the Empire Memorial The “Lost Airmen of the Empire” memorial commemorates and acknowledges the contributions and sacrifices of the 179 people who perished while posted to or were working at the Royal Canadian Air Force Station Patricia Bay during World War II. The memorial is located on Hospital Hill on the north

  • Cordova Spit Vancouver Island BC

CORDOVA SPIT

Cordova Spit (TIXEN) Cordova Spit is located on the Saanich Peninsula and extends northward from Island View Beach pushing into Haro Strait and the waters of Saanichton Bay like the prow of a giant ship.  The northern half of the spit is municipal parkland owned by the municipality of Central Saanich. The lower half and

  • Sunflower at Newman Farm

NEWMAN FARM PARK

Newman Farm Park is a hidden treasure located among the pastoral farmlands of Central Saanich on the Sannich Pennisula. It is 6.6-hectare (16.6 acre) farm, established in 1897 extending in a narrow strip from Wallace Drive all the way to the waterfront on Saanichton Bay. What makes it particularly special is the farm was owned

  • Kinsol Trestle

RAILWAY TRESTLES AROUND VICTORIA, BC

Exploring Victoria's Abandoned Railway Trestles We are very fortunate in Victoria and on Vancouver Island, that many of the old railway lines have been preserved and converted into amazing biking and walking paths.  As well we have the remnants of the old E&N (Esquimalt & Nanaimo) rail line which, while not presently in use, is

  • Goldstream Trestle, victoria, bc

NIAGARA CANYON RAIL TRESTLE – A HIDDEN TREASURE

Hiking to the E&N Railway Trestle at Goldstream Provincial Park A very popular, hike in Goldstream Provincial Park is the trail up to the old railway bridge crossing high above the Niagara Canyon. The trestle is a real treasure, hidden from view from below by the forest canopy and isolated from the canyon floor by

  • Campbell River Harbour

A VISIT TO CAMPBELL RIVER

Outdoor Enthusiasts will Love Campbell River, BC Campbell River is the third largest city on Vancouver Island and is literally surrounded by nature. It sits on the 5oth parallel about a 3 hour drive north from Victoria. The waters of the Discovery Passage separate it from the mainland whose majestic mountains form a spectacular backdrop.

  • Train at Heritage Acres, Saanichton, BC

TRAIN RIDES AT HERITAGE ACRES

Riding the Rails with the Vancouver Island Model Engineers One of Victoria’s least known attractions is the miniature railway run by the Vancouver Island Model Engineers or VIME located at the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society’s Heritage Acres in Central Saanich. This fabulous little ride is a real treat for children of all ages. The

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