Outdoor Activities

Elk Lake / Cordova Bay
Glendale Gardens and Woodland

A registered non-profit organization, the HCP manages acres of demonstration gardens and greenspace in addition to an accredited university, the Pacific Horticulture College. The site is comprised of about 100 acres, but only about five acres...  Read More

Elk Lake / Cordova Bay
Heritage Acres

A 29-acre site devoted to the display of the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society's massive collection, Heritage Acres also includes numerous trails and picnic spots. Original and replica buildings (including a school house, log cabin,...  Read More

Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Fisgard Lighthouse has been in operation since 1860, though the beacon is now automated. Several floors in the restored lighthouse recount the tales of its keepers, and the over 2000 shipwrecks that have given this area its nickname, "The...  Read More

Victorian Garden Tours, Ltd.

Victoria is known as the "City of Gardens" and when you see the list of available tours, you'll understand why! Both public and private gardens are included on the guided tours, and some of the types of gardens visited include heritage rose...  Read More

Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre

If you're interested in Native American art and culture, you'll definitely want to plan a trip up to Duncan to visit the Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre. On the premises is the Khenipsen Artisan Centre, the largest carving house in the world, where...  Read More

University Of Victoria
Finnerty Gardens

The University of Victoria's amazing collection of rhododendrons is a must see for any amateur gardener or plant lover. There are more than 500 species and hybrids here, many started from seed. The 6-acre site is beautifully landscaped with an...  Read More

Hatley Park

Hatley Park is Canada's largest National Historic Site. It originated as a 565-acre Edwardian estate built for local coal baron James Dunsmuir. Today the grounds encompass the original mansion, a 1914 Lord and Burnham greenhouse, carefully...  Read More