Connect With Nature
There are plenty of natural spaces within the Greater Victoria area, ranging from seaside promenades to rainforest trails—and just as many ways to experience them.
Victoria is surrounded by nature and there are numerous day hikes within a short drive of the city, including Thetis Lake and Mount Tolmie (tip: this is a great hike for panoramic views of the city). Get a taste of the wild coastline at Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, which is a 1.5-hour drive away.
Be sure to visit the spectacular Malahat SkyWalk, just 35 minutes north of Victoria. Embark along a 600m (1,968ft) elevated, wooden ramp spiralling 20m (65ft) through an arbutus and Douglas fir forest. At the top of the tower, enjoy 360-degree views of the islands, inlets, fjords, forests, and mountains of BC and Washington State.