British Columbia

Welcome. Here you’ll find information and maps to guide you through some of the province’s most stunning landscapes as you explore BC’s Trans Canada Trail.

Victoria BC Canada Trail

Selkirk bike path in Victoria

Selkirk bike path in Victoria

Victoria, the “City of Gardens” is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and offers a full range of recreational activities.

The capital city of the province of British Columbia and a world-renowned tourism destination, Victoria boasts one of Canada’s mildest climates. More than 340,000 people live in the Greater Victoria area. The city is easily accessible via car/passenger ferry service or air service from Vancouver and Seattle.

One of the recreational highlights of Victoria is the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, which moves through urban, rural and wilderness settings from downtown Victoria to Sooke. This route is nearly 60 kilometres long and runs along a former rail line. Actively used by cyclists, walkers and horseback riders, the Galloping Goose Regional Trail is managed by the Capital Regional District (CRD) Parks Department.

Check the CRD website for complete route details and maps at:

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Shawnigan Lake is a waterfront resort community, offering great recreational opportunities including sailing, water skiing, swimming, canoeing and biking. There are shops and services available in the village at the northeast end of the lake.

From Victoria and heading north on Highway 1, there are three access roads for Shawnigan Lake: the South End Shawnigan Lake Road just before the Malahat Summit or continue north along the highway and turn at Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road or Shawnigan-Cobble Hill Road.

For Shawnigan Lake information, contact:
South Cowichan Chamber of Commerce
368-2720 Mill Bay Road
Mill Bay BC V0R 2P0
Phone: (250) 743-3566
Fax: (250) 743-5332

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