1. Discover Hatley Castle
The moment you enter the majestic grounds of Hatley Castle, you'll feel like royalty. Overlooking the ocean, this large estate and stunning castle will keep you exploring all day as you discover glorious gardens, hidden historic secrets, a multitude of birds and old growth forests.
2. Climb New Heights at WildPlay
With a combination of adrenaline-inducing ziplines and climbing elements that weave through the trees, WildPlay offers thrilling fun in a safe environment. Take your family and friends on a progressively challenging adventure (there are several ‘outs' along the way if you feel like you can't go on) as you climb through the treetops.
3. Feel Lucky at the Casino
Strike it rich at the View Royal Casino. With over 500 slot machines and games such as Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Roulette and more, you'll find your heart racing with the thrill of a good win. The casino also offers a free shuttle service from downtown.
4. Go for a Bike Ride or Hike
The Galloping Goose Trail connects the Sooke Potholes to Victoria's core, looping through the lush forests and cultural centres of the WestShore. Cruise past Douglas fir and red cedar forest, take a short dip in Matheson Lake and stop by a small market or the Galopping Goose Grille along the way for a snack.
5. Get Lost In a Sea of Colours
Stop by the WestShore's only public gallery, the Coast Collective Arts Centre. Their waterfront location overlooks the Salish Sea and mountains, making it the perfect stop to explore the gardens, view some incredible artwork at their changing exhibitions and enjoy the gorgeous view of the WestShore.
6. Visit Canada's Oldest West Coast Lighthouse
Explore the coastal battery gun, built over 100 years ago, and enjoy stunning ocean views. A major component of the British Empire and Canada defence strategy from 1878 to 1956, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site offers an amazing audio tour and interactive exhibits.
7. Get Out in Nature
Massive trees, stunning waterfalls, historic sites and majestic views: all in one park. Goldstream Provincial Park is home to ancient Douglas fir and Victoria's very own Niagara Falls. Hike Mount Finlayson for wonderful views of the city and get your adrenaline rush as you cross the Selkirk Trestle and look down on the tree tops.
8. Camp Out
Take your pick: tent, RV or high end heated tent. Set up camp nestled between trees and close to the wonderful Thetis Lake or pull into a full service RV park at Fort Victoria. Alternatively, spend the night at Fort Rodd Hill at oTENTik. These heated tents feature full beds and give you a chance to camp out under the stars at a historic fort. How awesome is that?!
9. Rev Your Engine
Jump on a dirt bike for unbelievable fun! Take a lesson at the WestShore Motocross Park and race your friends around on the track as you discover a completely new type of adrenaline rush.