Victoria hiking, walking parks & trails
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Hiking in Victoria, B.C., Canada
The Victoria region is so geographically spread
out that it creates so many different varieties of scenic hiking
trails and walking routes. It seems each community has
plenty of both, easy and difficult. The combination of the region's
parks and trails creates many opportunities for all ages to enjoy
a scenic trekking adventure when visiting Victoria.
The trail and park network
The trail network in the Victoria regional is massive and explores
around lakes like Thetis Lake and Elk
Beaver Lake and along waterfronts like Dallas Road and in the
community of Sidney.
One can climb upto mountain tops like Mount Tolmie, over bogs and
wetlands and beside rivers like in Goldstream
Park. There are park trails connecting communities like the Galloping
Goose Trail and trails exploring through lush gardens like in Beacon
Hill Park. Some hiking and walking trails are within Provincial
Park boundaries while others are operated by the city.
The area has many scenic paved walkways with viewing benches. Many
are Ideal for day walks and used regurlarly by visitors looking
for pictures and memories. Some of which to explore on your visit
would be the Gorge Waterway, Dallas Road, Sidney Coastline and Beacon
it is important to note that the park and trail system extends
past Victoria city centre and reaches far into the outlying communities.
It comes down to what type of adventure walk you are looking for
and your fitness level. Enjoy eh! (more
information on Vancouver Island Parks and Hiking Trails)