NATURE WALKS & HIKES

WITTY’S LAGOON

Beautiful hiking trails that include access to a viewpoint at Sitting Lady Falls, marshy wetlands and a sandy beach. 10 min (7.7 km)

https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/find-park-trail/wittys-lagoon

MATHESON LAKE REGIONAL PARK

A popular lake for swimming, fishing & hiking, with a small sandy and intermediate loop trail. 4 min (2.4 km)

https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/find-park-trail/matheson-lake

GALLOPING GOOSE REGIONAL TRAIL

Formerly a railway line turned into a multi-use trail that moving through urban, rural and wilderness areas on its 55-kilometre length from Victoria to Sooke. 3 min (1.5 km)

https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/find-park-trail/galloping-goose

EAST SOOKE PARK

West Coast wilderness Regional Park with marked trails, pretty beaches & picnic sites, one of Victoria’s top spots for hiking. 15 min (10.8 km)

https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/find-park-trail/east-sooke

ESQUIMALT LAGOON

A sand spit that forms a large shallow enclosed lagoon enclosed. It is a renowned spot for birdwatchers.

18 min (14.3 km)

https://www.colwood.ca/discover-colwood/points-of-interest/colwood-waterfront-esquimalt-lagoon

GOLDSTREAM PARK & MOUNT FINLAYSON

Trails amid evergreens & broadleaf trees, plus waterfalls, a visitors’ centre, and annual salmon-spawning watching in October. 26 min (21.5 km)

https://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/goldstream/

SOOKE POTHOLES PROVINCIAL PARK

Sooke Potholes Provincial Park is a popular destination along the Sooke River with unique rock formations and several short trails to explore. 27 min (21.6 km)

https://www.victoriatrails.com/trails/sooke-potholes/

Day Trip to Jordan River, or French Beach Provincial Park – Stop in at Shirley Delicious, Stoked Pizza, or the Cold Shoulder Café for coffee and lunch.

WATER ADVENTURES

PEDDER BAY RENTAL BOATS                

Easy access to water adventure, head out site-seeing or gear up for fishing.

www.pedderbay.com

 

RUSH – Kayak Adventures, paddle the Sooke Basin or follow the Sooke River. 21 min  (13.2 km)

https://www.rush-adventures.com/

 

Starlight Sailing Adventures

Enjoy a 4 hour guided sail on the Juan de Fuca Strait 23 min (18.6 km)

https://starlightsailing.com/

 

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

HATLEY CASTLE

National Historic site with a heritage Elizabethan-style castle and formal gardens, located at the Royal Roads University in Colwood. 21 min (16.8 km)

http://hatleycastle.com/

 

 

 

 

FORT ROD HILL & FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE

Scenic trails and tours in an oceanfront park with a historic lighthouse and old military structures. 24 min (17.6 km)

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill

Image courtesy of Royal Roads University

 

FUN ACTIVITIES

TNT PAINTBALL

Recreational paintball facility for a nearby, fun activity with family and friends. 3 min (1.4 km)

https://tntpaintball.com/

BOWLING at LANGFORD LANES

Popular state-of-the-art bowling alley in Langford with glow-in-the-dark bowling and light shows. 21 min (15.3 km)

https://citycentrepark.ca/

GOLF

METCHOSIN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

Scenic 19-hole golf course and event center located in the heart of Metchosin. 9 min (7.4km) via Rocky Point Road

https://www.metchosingolfcourse.com/

GREEN ACRES GOLF COURSE & FOOT GOLF

Family-friendly 3 par golf course and driving range. Offering tournaments as well as a space for events. 9 min (7.1km) via Metchosin Road and William Head Road

https://www.greenacresmetchosin.com/

BEAR MOUNTAIN GOLF

World-class recreation hub and resort, that includes golf, and tennis, with beautiful views. 30 min (23.1km) via Happy Valley Road.

https://bearmountain.ca/

HIGHLAND PACIFIC GOLF

Picturesque championship year-round golf course and driving range.  27 min (21.3 km)

https://www.highlandpacificgolf.com/

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