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Scenic Marine Route
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Fairfield)
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Ranked #6 of 150 things to do in Victoria
Activities: Running
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Owner description: Scenic running and hiking trail along the Pacific.
Calgary, Canada
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“Must do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

A gorgeous drive with the most scenic views along the way! Stop at the Ocean Bay Hotel's pub for a delectable bite to eat with a million dollar view!

Visited August 2013
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“Nice drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

On our way back to the airport we had time to kill so we took the scenic drive back. If you have plenty of time to spare this would be a good drive.

Visited May 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is always a stunning drive, whether by bike or by car. Having lived here for 10 years, I never get tired of it. Lots of hidden beaches and rocky points along the route which are beautiful for a picnic.

Visited August 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Victoria Scenic Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The Victoria waterfront is a scenic drive of unsurpassed beauty. You can start at the Inner Harbour in the heart of downtown Victoria and follow the road right around the water front to the high rent district of Victoria called the Uplands. You will pass the Coho ferry dock in the harbour, the famous Rattenbury designed CPR building, Parliament Buildings, The Empress Hotel, continuing on past Fisherman's Wharf, the Coast Guard station, cruise ship dock, Ogden Point breakwater, then finally Dallas Rd itself, which was not named after the city in Texas, but after the son in law of Sir James Douglas.
Across the water is the Olympic Mt. range in the US, the city of Port Angeles Washington. You pass Beacon Hill Park, and continuing on you happen on the waterfront homes of the upscale district of Oak Bay, and then the mansions of the Uplands.
Grab yourself a map and drive the scenic waterfront route in Victoria. The scenery is simply breathtaking!

Visited July 2013
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Victoria, BC Canada
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“Fabulous drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Well worth a drive along the coastline in Victoria. Be sure to stop at the viewpoints and also admire the gardens in Oak Bay and the Uplands area.

Visited July 2013
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