• Lawn Bowling


If you’re looking for something fun but a little less strenuous … a suggestion is lawn bowling, croquet or bocce.  Here’s some places to go while visiting Victoria, B.C.

Some of these clubs require memberships and some allow drop-in.  Please contact the clubs individually – or check out their website for further information, rates, schedules and requirements.

Victoria Lawn Bowling Club

In Beacon Hill Park (Cook St at Park Blvd) in beautiful Victoria, BC

The Club is central to downtown Victoria and the neighbourhoods of James Bay, Fairfield, Rockland and Fernwood. Our fully equipped clubhouse is flanked by two greens containing 16  rinks.

Following April’s annual open house, VLBC offers a series of introductory lessons and an invitation to join the club.

We also offer community drop-in bowling on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m. from June to October, cost $10, bowls and coaching provided. Flat soled shoes required.

Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club

(250) 385-3577  email:

720 Belleville St in Cridge Park, next to Church of our Lord, and The Old Spaghetti Factory.

This Club was established in 1923 as a recreational outlet for employees of the Canadian Pacific Railway and Steamship Company. In 1928 the Club’s programs were relocated to this green in Cridge Park which was designed to complement the new Crystal Garden West Coast Amusement Centre. By the 1950’s the Club had opened it’s membership up to the general public and has since gone on to build a solid reputation as an inclusive and highly social community facility offering Lawn Bowls, Croquet and Bocce as well as a number of winter indoor activities.

Victoria West Lawn Bowling Club

95 Bay St.   Victoria, BC   250-382-0751

Join us for for some fun Bowling during the summer and many other activities hosted at the Club. We are a very sociable group and welcome all ages from 8 to 80! During the summer we offer coaching to all ages. You will have the opportunity for club draws, in-house tournaments and Inter-Club Tournaments. There is something for everyone – beginners, the experienced, and the competitive bowler. There are activities happening all year long. Please come out and join us!

Lakehill Lawn Bowling Club

3930 LaSalle Street, Victoria, BC,  V8P 3L7  Phone: (250) 590.8125

Much as we enjoy the game of lawn bowling, our club members enjoy year round activities including short mat and carpet bowling in winter and the fellowship of our members for activities such as Tai Chi, card games and fun night dinner parties. The aim of our group is to enjoy casual games, with the emphasis on enjoy, and leave the competitive bowling for tournaments. Our teams in interclub tournaments are becoming a force to be reckoned with and we congratulate all of them.

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club

2190 Harlow Drive Victoria, BC V8R 3J1

Phone: 250-592-1823

The Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club was established in 1957, and is located in the northeast corner of Carnarvon Park, Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia. Our club is one of 11 outdoor bowling clubs in southern Vancouver Island, and is affiliated with Bowls BC and Bowls Canada.

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

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