Trail Length

29 kilometers

Trail Start and End Details

North from Downtown Victoria, follow the Galloping Goose Regional Trail from Victoria to the Switch Bridge in Saanich. Turn right to follow the Lochside Trail north toward Sidney/Swartz Bay. Several access points along the trail include Lochside Park off Cordova Bay Road, Cy Hampson Park off Lochside Drive in Central Saanich, and Tulista Park off Lochside Drive in Sidney.

Description and Tips

This picturesque multi-use trail, formerly a railway line, stretches from Swartz Bay to Victoria, past beaches, farmland, wetlands, down country lanes, and beside suburban backyards. Stop at one of the nearby sandy beaches on the way, and enjoy ocean views from the trail as you approach Sidney. The Lochside Regional Trail traverses urban landscapes and working agricultural areas.

There are bike racks, drinking water, an information kiosk, a parking lot, public transit, an accessible toilet, and wheelchair access.

Submitted By

Julie Eustace

Photo Source

Julie Eustace