Day trips from Victoria

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  • Duncan, BC Visitor in Victoria


If you're looking for a great day-trip while visiting Victoria, BC, consider a drive up the beautiful Malahat Drive to the city of Duncan, BC. The city is about 50 kilometres from both Victoria to the south and Nanaimo to the north. Although the City of Duncan has a population of just under 5000, it

  • Cowichan Bay, BC


Cowichan Bay, BC is a small sea-side community about an hour north of Victoria, BC. For many thousands of years Cowichan Bay was home to First Nations people who harvested the wealth of salmon and shellfish found in its many coves, tidal flats and swiftly flowing rivers. Today, the village of Cowichan Bay is a

  • Chemainus, BC Visitor in Victoria


Chemainus is a small town of approximately 3900 and is located about 80 kilometers north of Victoria, BC. The drive itself up to the town is on the breathtaking Malahat Drive which passes through some amazing scenery.  (See our post on a day trip which includes stops along the way) Chemainus' claim to fame are


Port Renfrew is a Beautiful Drive and an Easy Day Trip Port Renfrew is situated near the entrance to the Juan de Fuca Strait and as such allows you to experience full exposure of the west coast.  Once a logging village it is now a tourist destination surrounded by ancient rain forests and ocean.  The

To Courtenay/Comox/Mt. Washington, Vancouver Island

WINTER AND SUMMER ACTIVITIES Vancouver Island If you're in to winter sports, we have a very good ski hill - Mt. Washington - which is about 3 - 3 1/2 hours north of Victoria. In addition, it has x-country and snowshoe trails galore. Accommodations can be had on the hill or in nearby


A Driving Tour from Victoria To Duncan and Chemainus, BC If you're looking for other things to do within a day's drive from Victoria, consider driving up the famous 'Malahat' (Highway #1 North) with it's spectacular scenery.   Be sure to stop at the viewpoint at the top ... just beautiful! Whippletree Junction Along