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Activities

In the Area

There are many adventures to be had nearby, no matter your interests. From hiking to a majestic waterfall to exploring an actual castle, Pedder Bay offers lots to do.

NATURE WALKS & HIKES

WITTY’S LAGOON
  • Beautiful hiking trails that include access to a viewpoint at Sitting Lady Falls, wetlands and a sandy beach.
  • 10-minute Drive (7.7 km) from Pedder Bay
MATHESON LAKE REGIONAL PARK
  • A popular lake for swimming, fishing & hiking, with a small sandy beach and intermediate loop trail.
  • 4-minute drive (2.4 km) from Pedder Bay.
GALLOPING GOOSE REGIONAL TRAIL
  • A former railway line turned into a multi-use trail that goes through urban, rural and wilderness areas on its 55-kilometre length from Victoria to Sooke.
  • 3-minute Drive (1.5 km) from Pedder Bay.
EAST SOOKE REGIONAL PARK
  • An impressive West Coast Regional Park with marked trails, picturesque beaches & picnic sites — one of Victoria’s top spots for hiking.
  • 15-minute drive (10.8 km) from Pedder Bay.
ESQUIMALT LAGOON
  • A sand spit that forms an enclosed lagoon and a renowned spot for birdwatchers.
  • 18-minute drive (14.3 km) from Pedder Bay.
GOLDSTREAM PARK & MOUNT FINLAYSON
  • Enjoy trails that meander through towering evergreens & broadleaf trees. The area also features waterfalls, a visitors’ centre, and annual salmon-spawning watching in October.
  • 26-minute drive (21.5 km) from Pedder Bay.
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-minute drive (21.6 km) from Pedder Bay.

If you’re taking a day trip to Jordan River, or French Beach Provincial Park,  be sure to stop in at Shirley Delicious, Stoked Pizza, or the Cold Shoulder Café for a fresh coffee and delicious lunch.

Esquimalt Lagoon

HISTORIC PLACES

HATLEY CASTLE
  • A National Historic site featuring a heritage Elizabethan-style castle and formal gardens. Located at Royal Roads University in Colwood.
  • 21-minute drive (16.8 km) from Pedder Bay.
  • hatleycastle.com
FORT RODD HILL & FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE
  • Scenic trails and tours in an oceanfront park with a historic lighthouse and military structures.
  • 24-minute drive (17.6 km) from Pedder Bay.
  • pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/fortroddhill
SOOKE REGION MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTRE
  • Visit this community museum that explores the heritage of the area from Sooke to Port Renfrew.
  • 22 minute drive (17.1 km) from Pedder Bay.
  • sookeregionmuseum.ca
Hatley Castle

FUN ACTIVITIES

TNT PAINTBALL
  • Recreational paintball facility for a nearby, fun activity with family and friends.
  • 3-minute drive (1.4 km) from Pedder Bay.
  • tntpaintball.com
BOWLING AT LANGFORD LANES
  • Modern bowling alley in Langford that’s popular with all ages and features glow-in-the-dark bowling and light shows.
  • 21-minute drive (15.3 km) from Pedder Bay.
  • citycentrepark.ca
RUSH
  • Kayak adventures in the Sooke Basin or following the Sooke River. 21-minute drive (13.2 km) from Pedder Bay
  • rush-adventures.com
STARLIGHT SAILING ADVENTURES
  • Enjoy a 4-hour guided sail on Juan de Fuca Strait 23-minute Drive (18.6 km) from Pedder Bay
  • starlightsailing.com
ADRENA LINE ZIPLINE ADVENTURE TOURS
  • See nature from the trees. Explore the beauty of Southern Vacouver Island via zipline.
  • 14 minute drive (10.2 km) from Pedder Bay.
  • adrenalinezip.com
Adrena LINE Adventure Zipline Tours

GOLF

METCHOSIN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
  • Scenic 19-hole golf course and event centre located in the heart of Metchosin.
  • 9-minute drive (7.4km) via Rocky Point Road from Pedder Bay.
  • 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-minute drive (7.1km) via Metchosin Road and William Head Road from Pedder Bay.
  • greenacresmetchosin.com
BEAR MOUNTAIN GOLF
  • World-class recreational hub and resort that offers golf and tennis set against a beautiful backdrop.
  • 30-minute drive (23.1km) via Happy Valley Road from Pedder Bay.
  • bearmountain.ca
HIGHLAND PACIFIC GOLF
  • Charming championship year-round golf course and driving range.
  • 27-minute drive (21.3 km) from Pedder Bay.
  • highlandpacificgolf.com
Highland Pacific Golf Course
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