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Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt BC CanadaThe Canadian Navy’s Pacific Fleet will mark the Canadian Navy Centennial with an International Fleet Review June 9 to 14, 2010. Ships from as many as 25 navies in the Indo-Pacific Region are expected to gather at the Royal Roads anchorage in the approaches to Esquimalt Harbour.
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VICTORIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND DAY USE PARKS & TRAILS
Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC GALLOPING GOOSE TRAIL
Galloping Goose Regional Trail stretches from Sooke to downtown Victoria where it joins with the Lochside Regional Trail. Along the way it passes by Thetis Lake, through Matheson Lake and skirts the Sooke Potholes.
Galloping Goose Trail Vancouver Island

Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC

BOTANICAL BEACH PROVINCAL PARK
Botanical Beach, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, Port Renfrew, BC. Day use park, great drive up the southern west coast of Vancouver Island. About three hours dive each way so plan for time to explore. Well worth the drive.
Botanical Beach Vancouver Island


Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC LOCHSIDE REGIONAL TRAIL
An old railway line which has been converted into a recreational trail from Sidney to Victoria where it joins with the Galloping Goose Trail. Creating a trail system which extends from Swartz Bay to the Sooke Basin on the south western coast of Vancouver Island.
Lochside Trail Victoria Vancouver Island

Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC DALLAS ROAD SEASIDE WALKWAY
Victoria's scenic oceanfront walkway follows Dallas Road and stretches from the Ogden Point Breakwater to Ross Bay and includes Mile 0, Holland Point Park, Beacon Hill Park, and Clover Point Park.
Dallas Road Walkway Victoria BC

Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC INNER HARBOUR WALKWAY VICTORIA
From Butchart Gardens to Thunderbird Park, Victoria is often called the City of Gardens for good reason. Stroll through seaside parks and walkway's which encompass almost all of the Victoria shoreline from Esquimalt and the Victoria Inner Harbour to Beacon Hill Park.
Inner Harbour Victoria BC

Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC MOUNT DOUGLAS PARK VICTORIA BC
360º lookout, with views of rural Saanich, the Gulf Islands and Victoria. Mount Douglas Park can also be access from Victoria via the Galloping Goose and the Lochside Regional Trail.
Mount Douglas Park Greater Victoria Vancouver Island BC

Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC FORT RODD HILL PARK
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site is great fun for kids and adults alike. Pinic in a park like setting of Garry oaks, Douglas-firs and warm sunny meadows.
Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site Vancouver Island Canada

Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC BEAVER/ELK LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Home of the Victoria City Rowing Club.
Elk Lake Regional Park is popular for its freahwater fishing and watersports.
Main beach has playground, picinc sites,
rental shops and cafes.
Elk Lake Vancouver Island BC

Thetis Lake Vancouver Island BC THETIS LAKE REGIONAL PARK
Consists of two joined lakes, Upper Thetis Lake and Lower Thetis Lake. One of the nicest park close to Victoria, excellent hiking and fishing all year round. Beautiful forested trails around both lakes with views of surrounding area from the summit.
Thetis Lake Vancouver Island BC

Mount Finlayson BC MOUNT FINLAYSON
Views of Victoria, Bear Mountain and the Malahat Scenic Drive. Part of the Goldstream Provincial Park and Campgounds located a mere 16 km from downtown Victoria Vancouver Island via Trans Canada Highway 1.
Mount Finlayson Goldstream Park Vancouver Island BC

Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC TRANS CANADA TRAIL BC
The Vancouver Island portion of the Trans Canada Trail starts in Victoria traveling north where it connects to the mainland by ferry. The length of the trail is approximately 200 km and passes through scenic forest, mountain, coastal rural areas, and provincial parks.
Trans Canada Trail Vancouver Island

Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC WITTY"S LAGOON REGIONAL PARK
Shallow tidal pools and warm sandy beachs...great spot for sun bathing and playing on the large open sand bars when the tide is out. Pleasant hikes through sunny forested trails, with wildlife viewing along the lagoon and the tidal flats.
Witty's Lagoon Vancouver Island BC

Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC GOWLLAND TOD PARK
Gowlland Tod Park offers more than 25 kilometers of trails and spectacular views. Posted signs give trail information. Malahat Viewpoint, Squally Reach and Jocelyn Hill viewpoints offer spectacular views of the Finlayson Arm Inlet and the Malahat Drive.
Gowlland Tod Park Vancouver Island BC

Mount Work Park

MOUNT WORK REGIONAL PARK
Mutli use day park with a mountain biking area and summit hiking trail. Great views of Victoria, the Saanich Inlet and SouthernVancouver Island.
Mount Work Park Vancouver Island BC


Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC EAST SOOKE PARK
Wide open sunny fields and sandy beachs. East sooke Park is one of the largest regional parks on southern Vancouver Island. Close to Victoria the park offers causal beach picnicking to some serious hiking trails.
East Sooke Park Vancouver Island BC

Biking Hiking Vancouver Island BC SOOKE POTHOLES
Waterfalls, clear pools and cool swimming. Great spot for picnicing on a hot summer day. Sooke Potholes can also be reached by parking at the Galloping Goose Trail access, approx. 3km before the park and a enjoyable 40 minute walk.
Sooke Potholes Vancouver Island BC

 
 
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