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Address: Switch Bridge, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250.478.3344
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Out in the sun

We chose this trail on a sunny Sunday afternoon, as the weather had been grey and raining, and we wanted to make the most of the blue sky and bright light. Many people had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Joan_U778
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Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose this trail on a sunny Sunday afternoon, as the weather had been grey and raining, and we wanted to make the most of the blue sky and bright light. Many people had the same idea and we encountered cyclists, horseback riders, walkers and runners. The trail was busy but there were many moments of quiet. The trail is... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This trail goes through beautiful farmland and is well used by walkers, bike riders and sometimes horses. Some very muddy spots. There is talk of paving the muddy areas and not allowing horses on the trails as apparently they are not picked up after. It's nice to use the trail as it is not along a road so is quite... More 

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Thank McBab
Victoria, Canada
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198 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trail is excellent for a bicycle ride between Victoria and Sidney. Well marked but be aware there are a couple sections that are gravel and after (or during) rain you will kick up mud a you may need to wipe down your bike. That is not a strike against the trail, simply a fact. Interesting scenery along the route... More 

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Thank Harold W
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cyclists, be aware. This is a multi user corridor. Cyclists are obligated to ride single file when passing other users. Cyclists should use good trail etiquette and yield to all foot traffic, including dog walkers and especially equestrians. Make sure you alert when approaching foot traffic and equestrians from behind, by ringing your bell or calling out and reducing your... More 

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Thank Lori V
VICTORIA
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Flat, mostly paved bike path to or from city to ferry or airport and back!! Fun stops along the way, weekend model airplanes near island view beach road, pet pigs just beyond and ice cream half way from city to ferry or ferry to city!!!

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Thank M J
Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

a small group (12) cycle using the dockside as a starting point for our twice weekly cycling. It is well maintained, avoids a lot of the vehicle traffic and connects with the Galloping goose regional trail plus other routes. sometimes a bit busy with cyclist and walkers but all very manageable.

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Thank Brian H
Victoria
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126 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I've traveled the the Lochside trail many times by bicycle. this trail is highly recommended for locals or visitors. It is an easy flat ride. One of he highlights of the trail are the pigs seen in photo, also a mini airfield for model planes and great scenery of farmer's fields....

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Thank CapitanVictoria
Chapel Hill
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167 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We cycled from Victoria to Sydney, had a nice dinner there, and took the bus (carrying our bikes) back to Victoria. The scenery along the trail is varied and often beautiful. The trail is paved or packed gravel - easy to ride.

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Thank To-King
Surrey, Canada
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We rode our bikes from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to downtown Victoria, a distance of approx. 36km. The trail is very well marked, very well used by cyclists and walkers and has a combination of rural and city surroundings. There are several stops along the route for coffee or lunch which includes various places in Sidney, Mattick's Farm and... More 

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Thank Isabel H
Balboa Island, California
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315 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

You've got a little time before your ferry? This is a 2.3km walk right along the shoreline. It's very safe, level, and beautiful.

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