Boating around Southern Vancouver Island
The sheltered bays and islands of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Georgia Strait offer ideal conditions for recreational boating. More than a dozen marinas in the Greater Victoria area cater to boat owners of all types.
The rugged Pacific Northwest is literally at your backdoor as hikes of any duration or intensity are within a 30 minute drive of the downtown core. East Sooke, Goldstream, Gowlland Tod offer excellent trails and vistas for all activity levels.
Parks in Victoria BC
By providing a source of recreation and spiritual enrichment, Victoria and Vancouver Island parks offer visitors and residents an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Victoria's parks extend beyond the city limits to encompass the rugged coastline, lush rainforests, secluded beaches, lakes and meadows of the Island.
Victoria has some of the best salmon fishing on the Pacific coast, with fishing grounds five minutes from the provincial Legislature. All five species of salmon are caught here as well as halibut in the 20-60 lb range.
Fort Street offers "Antique Row", a concentration of antique shops and stores stretching 10 blocks. With a past of British immigration and as a major sea port on the West Coast, Victoria has become a treasure chest of rare and unique items from around the world.
Golfing in Victoria BC
With it's natural beauty and temperate climate, Victoria is an ideal golf location and supports some of British Columbia's finest golf courses. Royal Colwood and Victoria Golf Club are two of the finest private golf courses in Canada , Cordova Bay and Olympic View offer world class public play.
Victoria is now a world-famous destination for travellers, as well as a popular place for Canadians to enjoy life. There are a number of outstanding restaurants offering cuisine comparable to that found in New York, San Francisco, Paris or Rome.