In Victoria's harbour.
Watch the seaplanes come and go, marine traffic going by, the international Coho Ferry to Port Angeles, Washington, cruise ships berthing across the harbour, and sunrises and sunsets over the harbour waters.
Close to town
The Westbay Walkway boardwalk trail starts right at the adjacent marina and winds its way over the beach and rocky foreshore all the way to the Johnson Street Bridge downtown, 2.75 kilometres away. It's a level walk along the boardwalk, and most people can walk it in under 1/2 hour.
Or break up the walk using Harbour Ferries. Regularly scheduled stops right at the park take guests, their dogs, and their bicycles, to locations all around the harbour. Walk to Spinnakers Pub and ferry back, or ferry to Barb's Fish and Chips at Fisherman's Wharf and walk to the Empress Hotel and ferry back. The possibilities are endless!
Victoria Harbour Ferry
Renowned for its friendly skippers and water ballet, Victoria Harbour Ferry offers 45-minute Harbour Tours, 60-minute Gorge Cruises, and H20 Taxi hops. Escape the bustling downtown core and discover Victoria from the water. For H20 Taxi hops, look for the dockside "FERRY STOP" signs, hop onboard the next ferry, and tour the city one stop at a time. Harbour and Gorge tours start at the Causeway Marina and depart daily from March through October. Welcome aboard Victoria's friendliest tour.
There is a ferry stop conveniently located at the West Bay marina next door to our RV resort. See map below for Victoria Harbour Ferry stop location.
View the full Victoria Harbour Ferry map for all stop locations.
West Bay Walkway
The West Bay Walkway is a walking path and boardwalk that connects Esquimalt (from Head Street at West Bay Marina) to downtown Victoria (Johnson Street Bridge). The pathway is approximately 5 kilometres long and is a popular shoreline route for running, strolling, and commuting. Cycling is not permitted on the walkway.
Esquimalt has designated bike lanes along Admirals Road, Esquimalt Road and Craigflower Road.
For regional bike routes, view the CRD Bike Map
E&N (Esquimalt and Nanaimo) Rail Trail
The E&N Rail Trail is a paved regional multi-user pathway linking Victoria to the Western Communities through Esquimalt.
For more information, visit the CRD’s website
Galloping Goose & Lochside Regional Trail
Esquimalt offers easy access to the nearby Galloping Goose Regional Trail, a 55-kilometre multi-use trail connecting Victoria to Sooke.
The Lochside Regional Trail is a 29-kilometre multi-use trail that connects Swartz Bay to Victoria and intersects with the Galloping Goose Trail.