Hiking/Walking outside of Victoria

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  • John Dean Provincial Park, Victoria, BC, Visitor in Victoria


John Dean Park is situated on top of Mount Newton which overlooks the pastoral Saanich Peninsula, the Gulf Islands and the Cascade Mountains. It protects one of the last stands of old-growth Douglas fir and Garry oak on the Saanich Peninsula, and is a popular destination for local residents, who visit the park to hike

  • Kinsol Trestle


For a unique biking or walking experience, I suggest you drive up to see the amazing century old Kinsol Trestle which is now part of the Trans Canada Trail.  It's about an hour's drive up the beautiful Malahat (Hwy #1) to the parking lot.  (See below for directions) It stands 44 metres high and is

  • West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island, BC


One of the best hikes on Vancouver Island is the West Coast Trail. This is not a trail to be taken lightly - it's not a Sunday afternoon type of hike.  This is a major expedition that can take anywhere from a few days to over a week to complete - depending on your condition

  • East Point, Saturna Island, BC

Gulf Islands Get Away – Saturna Island

A SATURNA ISLAND DAY TRIP While you're in Victoria, you should definitely think about exploring some of the Gulf Islands.  If you want a quiet, outdoorsy get away, Saturna Island is probably your choice.  With a population of only 350 full time residents, spectacular shoreline features, mountainous terrain and two thirds of the island incorporated

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