Information about Victoria and Vancouver Island


Places to visit

Main Activities and distance from Victoria

East Sooke Regional Park

Hike along the west coast (34 km - 53 min)

Swim at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park (38 km - 57 min)

Mount Douglas

Hike to the top to have a 360 degree view of

Victoria and the Straits of Georgia and Juan

de Fuca (10 km -23 min)

Victoria's nearby lakes

Go for refreshing swim at:

Thetis lake (10 km - 23 min)
Prospect lake (15 km - 26 min)
Elk Lake (14 km - 24 min)
Durrance lake ( 20 km - 33 min) 

Port Renfrew

Botanical beach tide pools at the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park  

(116 km - 2 hr 20 min)


Surfing, camping, fishing, kayaking, and hot springs

(Ucluelet: 294 km - 4 hr 10 min)

(Tofino: 319 km - 4 hr 30 min)

Salt Spring Island

Incredible sightseeing, kayaking, gastronomic touring,

local crafts and arts

Take the BC Ferries line from Swartz Bay to cross to

Salt Spring Island (35 minutes)

Royal BC Museum

A journey through British Columbia's history, first nation's culture,

landscapes and wildlife can be experienced at the Royal BC Museum,

which is located in downtown Victoria