Victoria Hiking Trail RatingHuge Douglas-fir trees and tremendous views are the highlights of this beautiful Provincial Park just 30 minutes from downtown Victoria, near Sidney.  Located high up on Mount Newton near Victoria, John Dean Provincial Park looks across Saanich Peninsula, the Gulf Islands and the distant Cascade Mountains.  There are five main trails that wind through the park to various wonderful viewpoints and places of interest. 

  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsAmazing, huge trees
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsDeep, mossy coastal rainforest
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsNicely laid out trails
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsLots of good trail signs
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsBeautiful view of Saanich Inlet
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsHike for minutes or hours
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsEasy to challenging trails
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsVery dog friendly
  • Victoria Hiking Con'sVehicle entrance closed Nov-Mar
  • Victoria Hiking Con'sNice park, but not amazing

Victoria Hiking Trails

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You can even see the old cabin site of John Dean, who donated the park in 1921.  There are two old growth ecosystems in the park.  One of Garry oak and the other Douglas-fir.  Biking, hiking, wildlife viewing and picnicking are all popular at John Dean Provincial Park, however camping is not welcome.  There is quite a lot to explore in this relatively expansive and very interesting mountain park.  Over six kilometres of hiking trails run throughout the park and there are frequent trail signs and map-boards to guide you.

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Hike in Victoria

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Victoria Hiking Trails

The Juan de Fuca Trail is a beautiful wilderness trail that hugs the west coast of Vancouver Island between Jordan River(north of Sooke) and Port Renfrew.  ...
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Esquimalt Lagoon is a wonderful stretch of beach that extends two kilometres, separating the lagoon from the ocean.  The beach is made up of wonderful, ...
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Mount Tolmie is another beautiful, easily accessed mountain in Victoria with 360 degree ocean and city views.  On a clear day you can spot Mount Baker far ...
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Grass Lake(aka Grasse Lake or Grassie Lake) is a moderately difficult trail to a beautifully remote lake far in the wilderness of Sooke.  Popular for ...
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Bear Hill Regional Park is a nice hill trail, just north of Elk/Beaver Lake in Saanich.  It is an easy 2k hike to the summit where the views are ...
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Clayoquot Hiking Trails

Lone Cone is the wonderful cone shaped mountain that dominates the skyline in Tofino.  It is just 6k from Tofino on the north-western end of Meares Island.  ...
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Radar Beach is one of the countless places that makes this part of the world so amazing.  It is difficult to get to due to it having an unmarked trailhead, ...
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Meares Island was the centre of dispute in the 80's when the Nuu-chah-nulth protested Macmillan Bloedel's intent to log the island.  The Nuu-chah-nulth ...
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The Wild Pacific Trail is a must see on any visit to Pacific Rim National Park, Ucluelet and/or Tofino.  Located in Ucluelet, the Wild Pacific Trail is ...
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Vargas Island Provincial Park is a popular Kayak camping destination due to its wonderful location close to Tofino.  It has wonderful, wilderness camping ...
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The West Coast Trail

When shipping in and out of Juan de Fuca Strait rapidly increased in the mid 1800's and alarming and costly number of ships were lost, the need for a ...
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The West Coast Trail is incredible. Everything about it is amazing. From the wildly, incomprehensibly enormous trees to endless jaw dropping views. And ...
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The West Coast Trail hiking season is confined to just five months due to the dangerously stormy weather during the winter months. In the winter the days ...
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There are three entry/exit points for the West Coast Trail, however the midway entry/exit point at Nitinaht Narrows is for hikers only hiking part of the trail. ...
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There are lots of options to getting to the West Coast Trail. The trail is linear so you have to arrange to get to the trailhead as well as from your exit ...
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The West Coast Trail is a very tough hike. About one out of one hundred hikers don't make it, they need to be rescued. That's why there are so many fees. ...
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