Explore the wild west coast in the quiet town of Port Renfrew, just 2 hours away from Victoria. See world-class hiking trails, including the West Coast Trail, tranquil beaches best known to local surfers and more.
Top things to do
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Explore local trails
See spectacular west coast views as you trek along a rugged shoreline on the Juan De Fuca Marine Trail.
Go beach hopping around the area and see pristine beaches including Mystic Beach, Botanical Beach, and Sombrio Beach where you'll find tide pools brimming with sea life, hidden waterfuls and awe-inspiring views all around.
Drive along the Pacific Marine Circle Route (Highway 14) to the picturesque seaside town of Sooke on winding, scenic coastline roads, past beautiful beaches, rainforest and parks. Relax at one of many local beaches and parks, or take part in a variety of land or sea outdoor activities.
Visit the lush and beautiful oceanfront city of Victoria. The city is rich in British heritage, has the oldest Chinatown in Canada, and is home to the historic BC Parliament Buildings. You can enjoy lots of water and land activities, and taste a variety of craft beers and fresh seafood.
Known as the Garden City, Victoria is always in bloom and has one of the mildest climates in Canada—perfect for a trip any time of the year.
Malahat is a small community in the Cowichan Valley, surrounded by lush nature and stunning views of the Saanich Inlet. The Malahat mountain summit is considered one of the most sacred sites on southern Vancouver Island.
Visit the rapidly growing village of Brentwood Bay on the Saanich Inlet, a 30-minute drive north of Victoria, to enjoy waterfront restaurants, relaxing strolls along the bay and a warm, welcoming community.
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