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The ultimate road trip - west coast style! There is no better way to experience our rugged Pacific coastline than at your own pace, on your own time, stopping whenever you feel inspired. There is no shortage of inspiration along this 300 kilometre (185 mile), one to five-day loop that offers endless beaches, pristine lakes, views of the Olympic Mountains, acclaimed restaurants, wineries and places to stay.

Check out the directory and videos below to plan your perfect Pacific coast adventure.

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Victoria
Sidney
Cowichan
Sooke

EAT

Victoria’s cuisine scene is honest. Our chefs take full advantage of the surrounding coastal waters and rich farming regions, resulting in food and drink that’s uniquely West Coast. Choose from hundreds of restaurants, bistros, bars, breweries, wineries, cafés, produce markets and food festivals.

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STAY

Find the ideal room with an even better view. From historic hotels to charming B&Bs; search for lavish and luxurious or convenient and cost-conscious. Browse hundreds of amazing properties to experience Victoria your way.

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PLAY

Easily explorable, endlessly entertaining. Few places are as full of life as Victoria. Strongly tied to the land and sea, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest proudly offers everything a friendly, exciting and welcoming destination should. Escape your everyday with scenic Inner Harbour strolls, centuries-old historical sites, superb local coastal cuisine, and a thriving arts and cultural scene.

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SIDNEY
VICTORIA
COWICHAN BAY

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Southern Vancouver Island from Sidney to Victoria to Cowichan Bay packs in more to do, see, read, eat and drink than you can possibly imagine. Bookstores, breweries, bakeries and breathtaking views at every turn.

Cowichan Bay
Duncan
lake cowichan
Port Renfrew

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No trip to this part of the world would be complete without at least one chance to hike or rest among the impressive forests of our coast. The journey from Cowichan Bay to Port Renfrew provides more than a few chances to do just that – Maple Mountain, Port Renfrew, and the ancient forests of Avatar Grove to name a few.

Port Renfrew
Jordan River
Sooke

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The drive from Port Renfrew to Sooke is the rugged, unspoiled West Coast at its very best. Pristine lakes, beaches and swimming holes. Surfing… Canadian-style. And local fare paired with picture-perfect vistas.

sooke
victoria

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If you’re looking for an action-packed day of adventure for the whole family, this section of the route – from Sooke to Victoria - will satisfy. Heart-thumping zip-lining high above the trees, historic locales and lighthouses, and Victoria’s bustling Inner Harbour… never a dull moment.

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