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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Goldstream Provincial Park is situated amid old-growth temperate rain forest. During the months of October to December you can see the world-class salmon spawning stream with 1000’s of returning salmon, and is only a 10 minute drive away!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful Old-Growth forest, just outside the city. Great walking/hiking/running trails. For the adventurous. Hike up Mt. Finlayson (not for those with a fear of heights) from this starting point.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Looking to do some hiking with amazing views? Mount Finlayson can be challenging so be prepared BUT the views are stunning.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Establishment
“Beautiful world class golf course, hotels and lounges. If you don't golf, no worries. Grab a bite to eat and sit on one of their stunning patios overlooking the mountain and golf course.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pub
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“This pub has amazing food, a large outdoor patio to enjoy your food and beverage and is child friendly.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Resort
“The Jack Niklaus designed 36 hole golf course is one of the Islands best. The mountain course has some beautiful views and truly unique holes which will take your breathe away. A very tough course but the views take your mind of the scorecard.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Intermediate hike, great workout, amazing views. Start in Goldstream Park which has some beautiful walking paths. Just outside of Victoria it's just a 20 minute drive away.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Spa
“The award-winning Sante Spa draws from the elements of nature to inspire, nurture and empower your wellbeing. Our full array of spa treatments offers endless opportunities for relaxation, discovery, renewal and spiritual awakening. Here you will experience nature’s escape through treatments that harness the therapeutic benefits of locally cultivated ingredients such as coastal sea kelp, northern clay, and lavender. Discover our signature treatments – created by and exclusive to Sante Spa Victoria. Botanical ingredients and indigenous elements are woven together to create a sensory journey that awakens one’s sense of contentment, self-awareness and wellbeing.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The Masters Lounge offers the relaxed ambience you need to wind down after an extended meeting or a day outdoors. Sip a handcrafted signature cocktail or a pint of local craft beer with a light snack while you enjoy the view or the game. Enjoy the views of hole 18 and Mount Baker from the huge patio. In the winter, the Masters fireplace warms the room as live music provides the atmosphere. Summer nights on our expansive patio, complete with fire pits, is a buzz with storytelling from the day’s adventures.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“An incredibly beautiful hike overlooking Tod Inlet. Bring along water and snacks and stop along the way at all the amazing lookout points. You can join this hike in a number of locations around Greater Victoria.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Lake
“Trail Length: 1.7 km loop Elevation Gain: 18 m Durrance Lake is a popular and easy hiking area very close to Victoria. Durrance is the most accessible of three lakes in Mount Work Park and offers visitors an enchanting forest trail along with its refreshing waters. This lake is a popular swimming hole and fishing area.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“The mountain market is a great little convenience store located near the Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Spa. It has a great range of coffee and specialty drinks as well as a create your own sandwich bar which is delicious. Theres a great little town square setup outside where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee or lunch. It's surrounded by beautiful gardens and large amounts of hummingbirds darting around above. A great spot for breakfast or lunch and it stays open until 9pm for any small groceries you may need. Also the staff are super friendly and always enjoy a chat.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mountain
“Only a 4 minute drive from home to the start of the trail. Mount Work is one of the largest regional parks, and is the dominant hill on the horizon from many vantage points in Saanich, Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula. Moderate to challenging. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gym
“Paid access to public pool, hot tub, workout and fitness facilities, classes. They have punch cards that you can buy 10 at a time. Kids 12 and under are half a card and you can use the facility all day once you use your pass. Go in the morning and later that evening to sit in the hot tub! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“lovely Lattes, delish homemade baked goods and hand crafted sandwiches. Cuddle up by the fireplace or enjoy a fresh smoothie or wrap. Great fresh healthy choices. Friendly service a must stop”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Beautiful 30-40min hike down to the ocean along a fairly steep trail. One of the warmer ocean swimming spots. Hike back up a circle route and pass right by a waterfall. Beautiful. Stunning. Local spot.”
  • 5 locals recommend