Scenic Marine Route, Victoria

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#1 of 6 in Trails in Victoria Capital Regional District
Ride, drive, and cycle along the ocean shore on Scenic Marine Route, a trail that follows the Pacific coast. Bikers and walkers peacefully coexist on the main path, while drivers can pull up at a number of parking lots to stretch their legs along the trail. With regular sets of steps leading down to the sea and a number of popular viewpoints, the route has numerous diversions and distractions along its path. For Scenic Marine Route and beyond, use our Victoria vacation builder to get the most from your Victoria vacation.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This is a nice drive along the southern route but the northern loop is uneventful with nothing picturesque. The southern route offers many shore line hiking opportunities and if your a picture hound y...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We drove this at a leisurly pace from UVic to the Beacon Hill Park. We stopped a number of times to check out the tide pools and even play one of the pianos set out for the public to play. This scenic...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This is a great route to drive or walk. It is windy and beautiful. Sunny days are sublime and dark cloudy or stormy days are moody and intense. it is wonderful!  more »

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Where to stay in Victoria

The curling waterfront Wharf Street, which becomes Store Street, offers the best selection of lodgings in the city center, although you can expect to pay extra for the trademark views. Many travelers opt to stay in the neighborhood of James Bay, where Belleville Street and surrounds provide comfortable and even luxurious options. For something more relaxed and closer to nature, look south to the expansive Beacon Hill Park.
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