Galloping Goose Trail
Part of the Trans Canada Trail which traverses the country, the Galloping Goose and Peninsula Trails form one of the most picturesque trail systems in Canada. Dedicated in 1989, the Galloping Goose Trail is named for a gawky and noisy gas rail-car which carried passengers between Victoria and Sooke…
You can walk or ride your bike for miles along a paved path travelling by ocean, farmland, all the way to Sidney or past Sooke to Leachtown.
40km cycle rail trail, flat ride through farm country, towards Sooke from Waterlily - access off Glen Lake Rd. Grab a bike and ride.
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail is a 55-km (34 mi) rail trail between Victoria and the ghost town of Leechtown, north of Sooke, where it meets the old Sooke Flowline. The trail is a popular route both for commuting and recreation, including within the urban areas of central Victoria, which it…
A former railway line, now a graveled trail used by walkers and bicyclists alike. 50 km from mile 0 in Victoria, to the Sooke Potholes. Level and easy. So many places to hop on and off.
“You must go here to learn about all the tours and activities you can do while here.”
Point of Interest
“Use the Galloping Goose Trail to reach Swan Lake and jog around the lake then return on the Galloping Goose at the other end.”
“This is a great way to see the inner harbour from a truly unique perspective. Ocean River offers a number of tour options, both by Cayak and SUP. Highly recommend checking out their website for more information on their tour offerings. ”
“Gowlland Tod Provincial Park provides excellent day-use recreation opportunities for hiking, nature appreciation and picnicking. More than 25 kilometres of trails, varying in degree of difficulty, offer spectacular views, as well as the chance to view animals in their natural environment. In spring and early summer, the moss-covered rocky knolls come alive with a carpet of colourful, vibrant wildflowers.”
“If your'e a vegetarian (even if you're not) you have to try the vegan panini with figs and cashew butter. It's honestly one of the best paninis I've ever had. Other than that they have an awesome range of fresh salads, wraps, cold pressed juices and desserts. If you are in downtown Victoria you've gotta hit up Jusu.”