Outdoor Recreation Activities

Below are information and resources for outdoor recreational activities in our region.

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Goldstream Salmon Run

The annual salmon run in Goldstream is a great way to explore and spend time in the outdoors during the fall and early winter months. The salmon spawning occurs from mid/late October to early December and can be viewed in Goldstream provincial park, located northwest...

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Discover ancient forests

Old, tall trees are the norm within Vancouver Island’s temperate rainforest. They range around 70 metres high, up to 9 metres in width and older than 800 years. The most accessible places to go and see them are at Goldstream Provincial Park just north of Victoria and...

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Cowichan River Tubing

Tubing Cowichan River is a good summer activity for all ages. The tubing trip takes about 2.5-3 hours from Saywell Park to Little Beach and it is completely free to access the river. Tube rentals and a shuttle are available for a small cost. Location: Saywell Park,...

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Botanical Beach Provincial Park

This beach is a part of the Juan de Fuca marine trail and is located just a 2 hour drive away from Victoria. Botanical beach is best known for its wide variety of sea life in the sandstone tide pools and rock formations. Although no camping or beach fires are allowed...

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Bamberton Provincial Park

This 225 metre long sandy beach has been known as a popular destination for local salmon fishers and also an ideal spot for families. Parents can lounge and enjoy the views of the inlet while the kids can play in the warm inviting waters. Location: Bamberton Rd,...

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Roche Cove Regional Park

Located in East Sooke, you can find an amazing dog friendly park with plenty of beautiful forest walks. By following the Galloping Goose trail, you can find yourself right next to Matheson Lake and go for a quick swim. This intermediate trail takes about 2.5 hours to...

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