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 pit stops, complete with interesting feature signs. It’s an educating experience about the various historical significance of the airport and its surrounding land!
There are various places to park around the path, so it’s easy to load and unload bikes, strollers & passengers. It’s all level and paved, with a lane marker thoughout to help control bikes & pedestrians.
The surrounding area is quite interesting and in spots you can see ocean, pastures, a historical church and of course … the occasional airplane!
In addition, stop to have a look at the new feature along the path – a tribute to Hospital Hill – a historical marker that commemorates the medical facility that was used by the RCAF starting in the 1940’s. It’s a beautiful place of historical interest and quiet contemplation.
Along the path you will find rest stops, restrooms, and a hydration station where you can drink as well as fill your water bottle – even a fountain for your fur friend!
An interesting and easy path for something different!
FOR AN INTERACTIVE MAP OF THE FLIGHT PATH WALKING PATH CLICK THIS LINK
where is the best place to park and in which direction is the least hilly?
There is a parking lot on Mills Road near the Lost Airmen Sculpture. It is pretty much flat … being around an airport! A very nice and easy ride.
We walk around the pathway beside the airport every day and park in either one of the parking lots on Mills Road. Today, 2 cars-one behind the other-parked beside the wall of the lot – behind the parking spaces. There were 3 empty spaces they could have parked in. Because of this we could not park in the last handicapped parking spot because of these 2 cars parked right behind it. It was so annoying that I took down the license plates of these 2 cars, which are FS8 24K and BK5 25M. This is not the first time this has happened. If there is anything that you can do about this, it would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Lynda, I can certainly understand your frustration and annoyance with these disrespectful people. However I am unable to help you as I have no connection the airport or to any authority that has jurisdiction there. I am simply an information website for all things in and around Victoria. My only suggestion is to contact the Victoria Airport Authority to see if they’re the ones responsible for the path/parking. If not they can perhaps steer you towards the proper entity. Good Luck!
Hello! thank you for the great information. You say fairly flat… but looking at some pictures, I can see some hills. I’d like to rollerblade but need to know how hilly it is, as I do better on totally flat!!! Thank you Linda :0)
Hi Paola, I’m not sure exactly of the grades of the path but I wouldn’t call it ‘hilly’. After all it’s around an airport which has flat runways etc. There is some gradual inclines but fairly minor. I can’t advise you as I don’t have the exact data for the inclines and I don’t know your abilities on rollerblades. I do see a lot of rollerbladers there as well as bikes, skateboards and people just walking or pushing strollers. All I can say is give it a try. Cheers!
I enjoyed your write up.
I regularly enjoy this flight path, along with my wife.
I’m curious about the ‘restrooms’ you mention that are available along the path. I’ve never seen one. Do you mean that pedestrians could stop in at a cafe and use theirs?