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Victoria BC parks & trails
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Parks, Trails, Beaches & Historic Sites in and around Victoria,
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Victoria, BC, Canada Parks, Hiking Trails, Historic Sites, Sandy Beaches, Outdoor Attractions and Recreation Destinations in the Victoria Regional District of British Columbia, Canada including the areas of Metchosin, Saanich, Oak Bay, Langford, View Royal and the City of Victoria.

Beacon Hill Park Beacon Hill Park since 1882 is often the highlight of many who visit Victoria, BC. The 200+ acres is a well landscaped floral garden park with ponds, lakes, groomed walking trails, fountains, attractions, picnic sites and sightseeing opportunities. [ more about Beacon Hill Park ]
Albert Head Lagoon Park Albert Head Lagoon Park is a small park situated on the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca located near the Village of Metchosin. The highlights include the pebbled and sandy beach, birding, hiking, picnicking, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. [ more on Alberta Head ]
Bear Hill Park Bear Hill Park is a sightseeing trail located on the Saanich Peninsula near the City of Victoria. The highlights are wildflower fields, birding and the far reaching views overlooking Haro Strait and the San Juan Islands, The Gulf Islands, Mt. Baker and the City of Sidney. [ more about Bear Hill ]
Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens is a garden attraction located in Brentwood Bay of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The Victoria attraction consists of a network of walking trails visiting with lavish floral gardens, fountains, ponds, a tea house and rock gardens. [ more about Butchard Gardens ]
Craigdarroch Castle Craigdarroch Castle is a historical attraction located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The castle is a Victorian era, Scottish Baronial mansion with over 30 rooms throughout the 4 stories covering over 20,000+ square feet. [ more about Craigdarroch Castle ]
Dallas Road Dallas Road is a sightseeing walking route located along the waterfront of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island. The waterfront route is a popular pathway for walking, jogging, biking, picnicking and roller blading. [ more on Dallas Road ]
Elk/Beaver Lake Park Elk/Beaver Lake Park is an activity destination located in Saanich, BC, Canada. It has 2 lakes, sandy beaches, some shaded picnic areas, boat launches and some 15 km ( 9 miles ) of recreation trails. Hiking, jogging, canoeing, biking, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing, swimming are big here.[ more about Elk and Beaver Lake ]
Emily Carr House Emily Carr House is the childhood home of Emily Carr who was a famous Canadian writer and artist. The home is located in Victoria, BC, Canada on Vancouver Island and is recognized as a Provincial and National Historic Site of Canada. [ more on Emily Carr House ]
Fisgard Lighthouse Fisgard Lighthouse is a sightseeing attraction and National Historic Site of Canada located in Victoria, British Columbia, (B.C.), Canada. It was the very first lighthouse put into operation on the west coast of Canada . [ more info ]
Francis King Park Francis King Park is a nature park located in the area of Saanich which is situated northwest of the City of Victoria. The 107 hectare (264 acre) park highlights include the 11+ kilometres of multi purpose trails which are popular for hiking, biking and horseback riding. [ more about Francis Kinng Park ]
Fort Rodd Hill Fort Rodd Hill is a historic attraction and a National Historic Site of Canada located in Victoria, B.C. Fort Rodd Hill is a sightseeing destination providing views of the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. [ more on Fort Rodd Hill ]
Galloping Goose Regional Park Trail Galloping Goose Regional Park Trail is Victoria's best commuting trail for sightseeing parks and municipalities by foot, bike or horseback. The Galloping Goose Trail covers 55 kilometres from Sooke to Sidney, BC. [ more info ]
Goldstream Park Goldstream Park has trails, picnic area and an Interpretive centre. It is located north of Victoria on the #1 Hwy towards Duncan. In Goldstream Park is the trailhead to Mount Finlayson. The trail leads up to the top of Mt. Finlayson with views of Victoria and Shawnigan Lake. [ more about Goldstream Park ]
Government Street Government Street is a shopping and sightseeing destination in Victoria, BC, Canada. The popular shopping district is lined with gift stores, patio restaurants, retail shops, galleries, specialty shops, coffee houses, book stores and much more. [ more about Government Street ]
The Inner Harbour The Inner Harbour is the "Hub" of activity for attractions in Victoria, BC. The horseshoe shaped Inner Harbour is anchored around a marina and surrounded by a tiered promenade walkway. The harbour is a launching point for kayak tours, whale watching, fishing charters, floatplane flightseeing and ferry cruises. [ more on the Inner Harbour ]
Parliament Buildings The Parliament Buildings (housing our BC Government) are located on the banks of the Inner Harbour. The government buildings are the dominant feature residing on a 5 hectare (12.5 acre) section of waterfront in Downtown Victoria, BC. [ more on the Parliment Buildings ]
Mount Wells Trail Mount Wells Trail is a challenging elevation hiking trail located on Vancouver Island near the community of Langford, B.C. The 1.3 kilometre one-way ( 0.8 mi.) trail is considered an elevation hike which rewards you with a summit lookout (342 metres). [ more about Mount Wells ]
Thetis Lake Regional Park

Thetis Lake Regional Park is a lake, mountain and woodland park located in the area of Langford - View Royal which is situated north of the City of Victoria, B.C. The 834 hectare (2060 acre) park was established as Canada`s first nature sanctuary. Popular for hiking, swimming, fishing. [ more about Thetis Lake ]

Uplands Park Uplands Park is a woodland and beach park destination located in Oak Bay, B.C. Canada. Included in the park are a series of walking trails, beach access points, boat ramps, memorial, cairn, sightseeing benches, scenic driving route, picnic area and parking area. [ more about Uplands Park ]
Willows Beach Park

Willows Beach Park is a white sandy beach destination located in Oak Bay, B.C. The white sandy beach is one of the more popular sandy beaches in the region and includes change rooms, toilets, day use picnic sites, concession (summer only) sightseeing benches, playground, grass lawns and a paved walking trail. [ more about Willows Beach ]

Witty's Lagoon Park Witty's Lagoon Park is an adventure destination park located in Metchosin, BC on Vancouver Island. The protected lagoon park is home to over 5 kilometres of hiking trails, a waterfall, sandy beaches, lookout viewpoints, a nature centre & day use picnic sites. [ more Witty's Lagoon ]
  • Mount Douglas Park : Some of the best views of Victoria, Saanich and the US Olympic and Cascade Mountains. The trails are lined with Douglas Fir trees and Cedar Trees as it works it way up to the summit at 227 metres. Mount Douglas Park is located off of Royal Oak Drive next door to Haro Strait, Cordova Bay Road or Glendenning Road.

  • Lone Tree Hill : At the summit of this small park is a bonsai-like Douglas fir and view the Malahat, the Highlands, Victoria, and the distant Olympics. Discover rare and beautiful plants nestled in the steep, dry rock faces. For the birders you have Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Turkey Vultures riding the winds.
  • Colquitz River Park : A riverside park with gentle sloping river trails exploring through forests along the Colquitz River in Saanich, BC. Flowers in the spring and plenty of bird wildlife to observe.

  • Lochside Regional Trail : Formally another railway line connecting municipalities. The Lochside Trail is popular for walking, jogging and biking. Come enjoy ocean views, farmers fields, beaches, and swamplands. The trail is a mix bag of gravel and paved trails with some points having to share the road with vehicles. The trail meanders from Sidney to Saanich with many different access points along the route.

  • Mill Hill Regional Park : 60 hectares of forests along Millstream Creek with an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife in the spring and summer months. Hiking the Mill Hill Trail leads explorers up an elevation gain of 200 metres to some spectacular views of Victoria, BC and Esquimalt Harbour. Mill Hill Park Trails is located on Atkins Avenue in Langford, BC.

  • Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary : Swan Lake is surrounded by 47 hectares of parkland with walking, jogging trails, a floating boardwalk and 2 wharfs. The 11 acre hilltop park is abundant with beautiful Gerry Oaks. An ideal park for bird watchers and wildflower naturalists. Swan Hill and Christmas Hill Nature Park are located at 3873 Swan Lake Rd., Saanich, BC.

  • Malahat Look Out Scenic Drive : Driving between Duncan, BC and Victoria, BC ( otherwise known as the Malahat Highway) there is a pull out stop near the peak behind a huge rock wall providing beautiful ocean views overlooking Brentwood Bay, the community of Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula. It is approximately a 30 minute drive north of Victoria on Hwy #1 (Malahat Hwy).

Parks more than 50km from Victoria

  • French Beach Park : A very popular beach for families and locals located outside of Victoria near Port Renfrew, BC. A hiking trail connects the parking lot to the beach. All year people come to French Beach to watch wildlife, swim, picnic and sunbathe. There are often photographers and bird watchers with binoculars hoping to catch a sighting of their favourite marine moment. [ more about French Beach Park ]

  • Sidney Spit Provincial Park : A marine park with long sandy beaches and a shallow tide supplying hours of wildlife watching, swimming, boating and sunbathing. Sidney Spit covers 223 hectares of foreshore and 177 hectares of upland landscape. Because the Spit is a marine park it is a popular destination for boaters, kayakers and beach wilderness campers. [ more on Sidney Spit Provincial Park ]
  • Ruckle Provincial Park : A rocky shoreline park of the southern Gulf Islands located via a coastal ferry service. It is an opportunity to explore the 480 plus hectare Ruckle Provincial Park which covers 7 kilometres of coastline on Salt Spring Island with views of Swanson Channel. [ more on Ruckle Provincial Park ]

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