Victoria Hiking Trails RatingMill Hill Regional Park is a well hidden though wonderfully short hike to amazing views of Victoria, Esquimalt and the Western Communities.  The hike is only 15 minutes to the summit with a branching trail that leads to Thetis Lake Park.  This is a remarkably seldom hiked park in Victoria.  It is rare to see anyone on the trail or at the beautiful summit.  The views are amazing.

  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsStunning arbutus trees!
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsAmazing views to the ocean!
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsTrail connects to Thetis Lake!
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsUsually quiet & serene
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsBeautiful year-round
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsSteep, but short, kid friendly hike
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsIdyllic park bench at the top
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsLots of terrain at the top to explore
  • Pro's Victoria Hiking TrailsShort hike to rewarding view!
  • Victoria Hiking Con'sCamping & fires are prohibited

Victoria Hiking Trails

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What makes them even more amazing is that the views look as though you are on a much higher mountain than the small and short hike that brought you to this great summit. The hike is only 15 minutes to the summit with a branching trail that leads to the neighbouring Thetis Lake Regional Park.

Mill Hill is home to a small forest of Garry oak trees.  The Capital Regional District is actively working on reviving the Garry oak ecosystem on Mill Hill.  Mill Hill has some amazing views of Victoria from a hilltop that most have never heard about.  The trail is easy and short and arrives at the hill summit with dozens of brightly coloured arbutus trees.

Less than 5% of the original Garry oak habitat of British Columbia is still in existence.  Mill Hill is also notable as the traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt people.  Artifacts dating from 3000 years ago have been found in the area indicating long term habitation at the mouth of Millstream Creek.  Mill Hill and Millstream Creek get their name from the Hudson's Bay Company sawmills located here in 1848.

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Victoria Hiking Trails

Fort Rodd Hill is astonishingly beautiful and incredibly interesting as a tourist attraction in Victoria that most never see.  This fact is amazing as it ...
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The Galloping Goose Regional Trail developed from a disused railway line begins at the Johnson Street bridge in downtown Victoria and goes in two ...
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The wilderness hiking trails in Francis/King Regional Park take you past massive, old-growth Douglas Fir trees.  Some estimated to be as old as 500 years ...
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East Sooke Regional Park is a convenient and easily accessible way to experience the wild, west coast of Vancouver Island.  Weather blasted rocky cliffs, ...
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Clayoquot Hiking Trails

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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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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Hot Springs Cove is a wonderful day trip from Tofino.  Lots of whale watching companies offer whale watching/hot springs tours for very reasonable prices.  The ...
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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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Radar Hill is absolutely one of the Tofino area sights not to be missed.  It's a quick and easy walk to the top and the views are beautiful.   Definitely one ...
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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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