A kayaker in the water in Sidney, BC
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Beaches & Lakes

Surrounded by the sea is a perfect place to be. With a vast network of bays, coves, beaches and lakes—plus breathtaking views of the rugged pacific coast, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Olympic Mountains—there are countless places to have fun on the water surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

Browse the gallery and directory below to find a perfect beach, then plan a day of picnicking, swimming, water sports, boating or kayaking.

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Sports & Outdoors

Victoria combines the best of land and sea to create a perfect island playground for adventurous outdoor enthusiasts.

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Group biking on Selkirk Trestle

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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.