Victoria Hiking Trails RatingThetis Lake Regional Park is a very popular Victoria park that contains several lakes.  Lower Thetis Lake, Upper Thetis Lake, Prior Lake and further out, McKenzie Lake are all within this amazing park.  A wide, spider web of hiking trails run in between and around these lakes in the midst of a beautiful and secluded forest.

  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProGorgeous wilderness lake
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProSandy swimming beach
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProTrails are absolutely stunning!
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProSunny, rock cliffs everywhere!
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProNice canoeing & fishing lake
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProBest swimming beach in Victoria!
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProConnects to Mill Hill & Galloping Goose
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProPark steps from the beach
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking Trail ProVery family friendly
  • Tofino Clayoquot Hiking ConYou have to pay for parking

Victoria Hiking Trails

  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailAvatar Grove  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailBear Hill  Easy Hiking TrailEast Sooke Park  Victoria Hiking TrailElk/Beaver Lake  Victoria Hiking TrailEsquimalt Lagoon  Easy Pay Hiking Trail VictoriaFort Rodd Hill  Easy Hiking TrailFrancis/King  Victoria Hiking TrailGalloping Goose  Easy Hiking TrailGoldstream Park  Easy Hiking TrailGowlland Tod  Easy Hiking TrailGrass Lake  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailJohn Dean Park  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailJuan de Fuca Trail  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailLone Tree Hill  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailMill Hill  Steep, Dog Friendly TrailMount Douglas  Easy Hiking TrailMount Tolmie  Easy Hiking TrailSooke Potholes  Victoria Hiking TrailSpectacle Lake  Easy Hiking TrailThetis Lake  Victoria Hiking TrailWitty's Lagoon

The West Coast Trail

  Day 1 Pachena to Darling  Day 2 Darling to Tsusiat  Day 3 Tsusiat to Carmanah  Day 4 Carmanah to Walbran  Day 5 Walbran to Cullite  Day 6 Cullite to Camper  Day 7 Camper to Thrasher  CampsiteMichigan Creek at 12k  CampsiteDarling River at 14k  CampsiteOrange Juice Creek at 15k  CampsiteTsocowis Creek at 16.5k  CampsiteKlanawa River at 23k CampsiteTsusiat Falls at 25k  CampsiteCribs Creek at 42k  CampsiteCarmanah Creek at 46k  CampsiteBonilla Creek at 48k  CampsiteWalbran Creek at 53k  CampsiteCullite Cove at 58k  CampsiteCamper Bay at 62k  CampsiteThrasher Cove at 70k

Trails also lead to more challenging trails to Scafe Hill and Stewart Mountain.  In the summer Thetis Lake is fantastically popular as a swimming beach.  Sandy beach, beautiful lake, and a wonderful trail system make the park crowded on hot days.  Fishing, kayaking and canoeing are other popular attractions.Parking is free most of the year, however May 1st to September 30th expect to pay for parking near the main beach and trailhead.  Trails from Thetis Lake Regional Park extend to the neighbouring parks of Francis King Regional Park and Mill Hill Regional Park.  Both are beautiful parks in their own right.  Mill Hill commands unexpectedly beautiful views of Victoria and the ocean beyond.  Francis King showcases some of the most impressively enormous trees in the Victoria area.

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The wilderness hiking trails in Francis/King Regional Park take you past massive, old-growth Douglas Fir trees.  Some estimated to be as old as 500 years and the Elsie King interpretive trail gives beautiful ...
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Spectacle Lake Provincial Park is popular with hiking, fishing, canoeing and swimming.  Located north of Victoria, the drive to get there is very beautiful and well worth the drive just for the great stops on ...
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Bear Hill Regional Park is a nice hill trail, just north of Elk/Beaver Lake in Saanich.  It is an easy 2k hike to the summit where the views are sensational.  From the trailhead to the summit only takes about 20-30 ...
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Huge Douglas-fir trees and tremendous views are the highlights of this beautiful Provincial Park just 30 minutes from downtown Victoria, near Sidney.  Located high up on Mount Newton near Victoria, John Dean ...
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Meares Island was the centre of dispute in the 80's when the Nuu-chah-nulth protested Macmillan Bloedel's intent to log the island.  The Nuu-chah-nulth together with environmental groups blockaded the island and ...
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Hot Springs Cove is a wonderful day trip from Tofino.  Lots of whale watching companies offer whale watching/hot springs tours for very reasonable prices.  The boat ride is out on the open ocean is quite fun ...
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Radar Beach is one of the countless places that makes this part of the world so amazing.  It is difficult to get to due to it having an unmarked trailhead, steep and muddy trail, and considerable climbing and ...
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The Wild Pacific Trail is a must see on any visit to Pacific Rim National Park, Ucluelet and/or Tofino.  Located in Ucluelet, the Wild Pacific Trail is actually a set of three trails that connect into a ...
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