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  • Climb Mount Douglas: Actually, you don't even have to climb. Just drive up and walk around. The whole of the Saanich Peninsula lies at your feet.
  • Beachcomb: Just find a beach, preferably a rocky one, and turn stuff over or poke through the tide pools. The best beaches are along Highway 14A, starting with East Sooke Regional Park, and moving out to French Beach, China Beach, Mystic Beach, and (the very best of all) Botanical Beach Provincial Park, some 60km (37 miles) away by Port Renfrew. Remember to put the rocks back once you've had a peek.
  • Travel the Galloping Goose Trail: Whether you cycle, rollerblade, jog, or walk, this rail-to-trail conversion starts in Victoria at the south end of the Selkirk Trestle, and weaves the back roads through urban, rural, and semi-wilderness landscapes. Different access points, many with parking areas, mean you can explore for an hour, a morning or the entire day.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.