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Adventure activities as well as sporting activities both participating and spectator. Golf courses, ball fields, water sports, hiking, biking etc.

  • 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

  • Disc Golf in Victoria, BC

DISC GOLF IN VICTORIA

Disc Golf - or Frisbee Golf - is a great way to be outside and to get some fresh air and exercise without having to spend large amounts of money on equipment and without having a great deal of expertise.  It's just fun! As of this posting, there's only one dedicated disc golf course in

  • 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

  • Heritage Acres Sign, Visitor in Victoria

HERITAGE ACRES

Heritage Acres in Saanich, BC is operated by the Saanich Historical Artifact Society. Like me, you may have seen the sign for Heritage Acres as you're driving along the Pat Bay Hwy.  And like me, you may have thought the site contained a few old tractors and some farm equipment along with a little train.

  • The Flight Path - Victoria Int'l Airport Walking and Biking Trail, Visitor in Victoria

VICTORIA AIRPORT PATH

The Flight Path A 9.3km bike and walking trail around the airport.  Bring the whole family to explore this unique recreational facility! Located around the perimeter of the pastoral Victoria International Airport, come for a bike, hike or stroll and enjoy the natural beauty of the Saanich Peninsula. The Flight Path is punctuated with intriguing

  • Coles Bay Regional Park, Victoria, BC, Visitor in Victoria, Parks in Victoria

COLES BAY REGIONAL PARK

A small park in a quiet neighborhood leading down to the Saanich Inlet - that's Coles Bay Regional Park! At just under 9 acres, this park is the perfect place for a short stroll, or a picnic with the family.  The path is fairly level but not really wheelchair accessible if you want to reach

  • 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

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