Hiking/Walking outside of Victoria

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

JOHN DEAN PROVINCIAL PARK

John Dean Park is situated on top of Mount Newton, which overlooks the pastoral Saanich Peninsula, the Gulf Islands and the Cascade Mountains. John Dean Provincial Park is the only place left on the Saancih Peninsula where you can still walk through virgin stands of old-growth Douglas Fir forests and untouched Garry Oak meadows. You

  • Kinsol Trestle

HISTORIC 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

  • Sooke Potholes waterfall

SOOKE POTHOLES PARKS

The Sooke Potholes The Sooke Potholes are actually comprised of 2 different parks, Sooke Potholes Provincial Park and Sooke Potholes Regional Park. As you drive along Sooke River Rd, it is he provincial park the you first enter.  This park is comprised of 7.28 acres along both sides of the Sooke River and extends north

  • West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island, BC

WEST COAST TRAIL

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

ROCHE COVE REGIONAL PARK

Roche Cove Regional Park Hike along a cool creek at midday or paddle still waters in early morning light at this serene 163-hectare park. You’ll find a secluded cove, ocean views and lush vegetation, including old-growth cedar trees. Explore the park’s seven kilometres of forested trails, or picnic at the secludedbeach. Roche Cove Roche Cove

EAST SOOKE REGIONAL PARK, SOOKE, BC

East Sooke Park If you want to have a true 'west coast' experience - without going too far away from civilization, nothing beats East Sooke Park! East Sooke is the largest CRD Park, encompassing 1422 hectares ( 3512 acres) of natural and protected coastal landscape. In this Wilderness Recreation Park, you’ll experience solitude and harmony

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