This popular recreation area offers outdoor opportunities for everyone. The lake is used cooperatively by swimmers, wind surfers, sailors, water-skiers, fishers and rowers. The easy 10km loop of trails are great for families.
The unique Cadboro-Gyro Park has a large waterfront that attracts residents throughout the region. The beach-themed playground features the iconic Cadborosaurus, a large zip-line, and other fun structures suitable for all ages.
This long, sandy beach is perfect for bird watching, exploring, picnicking and swimming, and features a fragile sand dune area that is home to rare and beautiful plants. A campground with beachfront views lies in the heart of the park.
Gonzales Beach or "Gonzo" as the locals say, is a beautiful spot in the Fairfield neighbourhood. The sheltered, sandy beach is calm and warm(ish), making it an excellent spot for skim boarding, swimming, and paddle boarding.
Langford Lake is the largest lake in the area and is extremely popular for swimming, boating, and fishing during the summer. The new swimming beach on Leigh Road has a spray park and playgrounds.
One of Victoria's sandiest beaches, Willows Beach has shallow protected water suitable for swimming or paddling. There's a large grass field with a playground, concession stand, and washroom / changing facilities all with gorgeous views.
The beach is at the end of a moderately difficult 45 minute hike crossing a suspension bridge. At the end of the trail awaits a sand beach, walkthrough rock arch at low tide, waterfall, and rope swing – well worth the trek!
This park consists of Upper Thetis and Lower Thetis. One of the nicest parks close to Victoria, excellent hiking and fishing all year round. Beautiful forested trails around both lakes with views of surrounding area from the summit.
A small island off Sidney with white sandy beaches and amazing wildlife. A walk-on ferry service provides access to the Island from May to September, where you can do a day trip or campsites allow for overnight stays.
This hidden gem is a secluded, sheltered beach with rocky and sandy sections and stunning views. There's plenty of shade from the forest behind you and beautiful walking trails that you can access at the parking lot.
The perfect lake for swimming or floating, with a few small beaches to access the water along a short trail. You can walk the full path that circles the lake in less than an hour, with scenic views and dense forest all along the edges.
A small waterfront area with the most picturesque seating in all of Greater Victoria! You'll get magnificent views of the ocean and mountains, and a small rocky beach to either side. This is a great place for spotting marine life.
Experience West Coast wilderness within these 50 kilometres of trails that wind along the coast, with pockets of beautiful beaches, rocky bays and tide pools. Depending on your starting point hikes can range from easy to challenging.
This sand and pebble beach is popular year round but because it's so long with many different public access points, it's a great choice to avoid large crowds. With nearby restaurants and a small park, it's a great place to spend a day.
Opportunities for hiking, water sports, and nature appreciation. More than 25 kilometres of trails with varying degree of difficulty, there's trails to suit all levels all guaranteed to offer spectacular views.
This small spray park is right on one of Langford's most beautiful lakes, providing a scenic place to play and the option to go for a swim! With picnic tables, boardwalks, and shady willow trees, it's a prime spot for the family to enjoy.
One of the most popular walkways in Victoria, from Clover Point to the Breakwater at Ogden Point there are picturesque views of beaches, the Olympic Mountains, wildlife, playful puppies, and even a kite surfer or two on windy days.