Quality Inn Waddling Dog
2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads
Saanichton, BC V8M 2B8
Phone: (250) 652-1146
Fax: (250) 652-4946
Island View Beach is located on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, on the Saanich Peninsula. The beach, a stopover for migratory birds, is a haven for bird watchers. Though this beach is an ideal place for basking in the warm sun, it is usually windy here throughout; carrying warm clothes is advisable. The southern portion of the beach comprises of the Island View Beach Regional Park, that offers camping grounds, picnic areas and refreshment facilities.
Located to the north of Saanich, Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park occupies 434 hectares (1,072 acres) of central Vancouver Island. The park was created around the two lakes: Elk Lake and Beaver Lake in 1966. During the early 20th Century, this place was famous for these two lakes, however in the 1950s, attention shifted towards preserving natural sites, which was when this was transformed into the beautiful Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. Numerous recreational activities are available at this park, like swimming, boating, hiking, cycling, picnicking and horse-riding.
At the Bamberton Provincial Park, one can indulge in swimming or boating in the waters of Saanich Inlet. Here, you can also enjoy paddle boating, kayaking, canoeing, picnicking and so forth.
Originally designated a park by Governor James Douglas in 1858, the Mount Douglas Park gives access to everything from the amazing 360-degree views from the top of Mount Douglas at 213 meters (700 feet) down to the shores of Cordova Bay.
Offering picturesque guided trail rides through farmland and woodland trails, Horseback Riding Victoria gives riders a chance to enjoy views of the San Juan Islands and the Gulf Islands. There are choices to fit any group or experience level, including family and kids rides or overnight tours.
At the Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club, you have a choice between the Jack and Steve Nicklaus co-designed Mountain Course or the Nicklaus Design Valley Course. Whichever you choose, you will be treated to views of British Columbia's breathtaking landscape.
Come and experience fishing on Canada's West Coast with Adam's Fishing Charters. They offer a wide variety of charters and tours for the whole family, including salmon and halibut charters; favorite fishing for many of the locals.
Located just a 20-minute drive from downtown Victoria, Wildplay is an experience to remember as you push yourself to your limits. Climb from tree to tree and test just what you can do through their various ropes courses. Conclude your time with an adrenaline-pumping trip down the zipline. There is something for every thrill seeker at Wildplay.
Qing Dynasty Chinatown has a wealth of history and stories to tell. Victoria's Chinatown is the oldest in all of Canada and second in North America only to San Francisco's Chinatown, which dates back to the gold rush of 1858. A tour of this area is a wonderful addition to any visit to Victoria.
Galloping Goose Regional Trail emerges at British Columbia's Victoria, running for 55 kilometers, till it meets the abandoned Sooke Flowline, in Leech, a ghost town. This route was a rail line in the early 20th Century, and was named after one of the passenger cars that ran on this line. Following its disuse, it was transformed into a recreational zone in 1987. Galloping Goose Regional Trail features routes ideal for hiking, biking, skating and horse riding.
What better way to see the harbor city of Victoria than from a kayak. Kelp Reef Adventures will help you here. Meander along the coast and through the harbor. You may see harbor seals, blue herons and other local wildlife. For a more protected trip, go up the Selkirk waterway.
Experience a wonderful three-hour tour on the tall ship, Thane. Be sure to bring along a picnic, a bottle of wine and of course a sweater for that ever-changing West Coast weather. This is an amazing way to explore the Strait of Juan de Fuca.