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Team Building Day Trips from Victoria, Canada

Posted on June 5, 2019

Victoria was made for meetings. Our island destination has the perfect balance of urban connection in a bustling downtown and breathtaking wilderness just outside the city limits. However, every organization can benefit from more than just meetings, keynotes and round tables. 

Save yourself the standard “Team Building Activities Victoria” Google search and read below for some ideas that will form bonds, create memories and leave your team working better together. 

Get Out of Town

Inspire your group with a team building day trip to Sooke, Sidney or the Cowichan Valley – each area is only 45 minutes to an hour away and plays host to a variety of great group activities.

If a relaxing meander through nature is your  speed, we recommend heading to Goldstream Provincial Park and discovering the historic wooden railway trestle, Kinsol Trestle. Pack a picnic and set up at one of the many picnic tables to take in the spectacular views. 

Kinsol Trestle at Goldstream Provincial Park

Get your group suited up with life jackets and play on the water with a guided Sooke harbour kayak tour courtesy of Westcoast Outdoor Adventures. It’s sure to have everyone a little outside of their comfort zone and focused on working together. Once you’ve paddled up an appetite, head to West Coast Grill for delicious local fare at their stunning waterfront location.

Kayak Tour of Sooke Harbour

For those unafraid of heights and looking to get their heart rate up, book your group with AdrenaLINE Adventure Tours for an exhilarating outdoor zip-line adventure with magnificent mountain and ocean views. They also offer a shuttle service to and from downtown Victoria. Another great place to push past some fears with your colleagues is Wildplay Elements Park. Try the aerial adventure of tree-top obstacles and zip lines, or conquer the wobbly bridges, hanging nets and more! Toast to your team’s bravery and problem solving skills by ending the day with a cider tasting at Merridale Cidery & Distillery. Tour the apple orchard and savour farm to table cuisine in the gastropub. 

Ziplining at AdrenaLINE Adventure Tours                                                        

Rope courses at WildPlay Elements Park

No Trust Falls Needed

Some groups prefer to keep their feet on the ground where team building is concerned. That’s no problem! Greater Victoria and the surrounding area has many options for team building activities that don’t require harnesses or safety waivers. 

Get your group’s feet wet on a group excursion with Dakini Tidal Wilds. Stroll beautiful beaches with Marine Biologist Amanda Swinimer and learn which seaweeds are edible with a taste straight from the cold waters of the Salish Sea. Or wade into the calm Cowichan River waters to learn how to fly fish with the experts at Cowichan River Lodge. Their professional guides will have you casting off, reeling in and enjoying the serenity of nature. 

Fly fishing at Cowichan River Lodge

They say birds of a feather flock together, so get your flock closer to nature with a trip to The Raptors. Be guided by a team of biologists and falconers and observe eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and more during daily flying demonstrations, hands-on encounters and conservation talks. 

Give your meeting attendees a memory of a lifetime with a day on the ocean witnessing whales and marine wildlife in their natural habitat with Sidney Whale Watching. As well as orcas, there are often sightings of minke, humpback and grey whales. The nearby islands are home to seal colonies and porpoise feeding grounds, and sea lions can be seen basking on sun-warmed rocks.

Whale Watching in Sidney, B.C.

There’s so much to explore in and around Greater Victoria. Make the most of your next event on Vancouver Island with help from our Business Events team. Contact us for more information on planning your perfect team building experience.