Day Trips from Victoria, BC

  • Sooke, Jordan River and Port Renfrew -2 hours by car …French beach, Mystic beach, Botanical beach or the Sooke pot holes or hike East Sooke Regional Park. See our special Sooke B.C. page for more information.
  • Metchosin -1 hours by car …a small agricultural community on the way to Sooke nature lovers first trails, parks & beaches
  • Cordova Bay and Oak Bay -20 minutes by car …nicked named the “Tween Curtain” attractive residential community
  • Butchart Gardens -35 minutes by car …the world famous lime pits 50 acres of perfectly groomed gardens on a 1904 estate
  • Duncan and the Cowichan Valley – 1 hours by car …City of Totems
  • Chemanius …1.5 hours by car City of Murals the little town that did
  • Sidney by the Sea – 30 mins by car…idle little town just north of the Vancouver Island ferry terminal, visit Sidney Spite by boat
  • Goldstream Provincial Park Just 17 kilometers from downtown Victoria amid the splendour of an old-growth temperate rain forest
  • Esquimalt Lagoon Avid bird lovers will discover a feast for the eyes at this saltwater lagoon and migratory bird sanctuary located at the base of the Royal Roads property, next to the Fort Rodd Hill Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and offering an excellent view across Esquimalt Harbour
  • Juan De Fuca Marine Trail a 47 kilometer hiking trail stretching along the western shoreline of southern Vancouver Island, Canada, from China Beach, just west of the community of Jordan River and extending to Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew
  • The West Coast Trail the third unit of the Pacific Rim National Park, which includes the section of coast southeast of Barkley Sound between the villages of Bamfield and Port Renfrew, is world re-knowned for hiking
  • Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park is a harmonious blend of protected natural environments adjacent to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, in the Bilston Creek Watershed
  • Hatley Castle and Hatley Gardens The Castle was completed in 1908. From 1941 until 1943 when Grant Block was completed, the Castle served as dormitory and mess hall for cadets and staff officers at Royal Roads Military College. The gardens include a world-class Japanese garden, a Rose garden and the Italian gardens