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Address: Ross Durrance Road, Highlands, British Columbia V9E 2A3, Canada
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Nature reserve full of marked hiking trails for up-close observation of...

Nature reserve full of marked hiking trails for up-close observation of untouched wilderness.

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Great to kayak

Rented single kayaks for me and a friend at the nearby Seahorses Café across the harbour in the morning and paddled our way through the harbour into the inlet. Pretty darn choppy... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2017
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

Rented single kayaks for me and a friend at the nearby Seahorses Café across the harbour in the morning and paddled our way through the harbour into the inlet. Pretty darn choppy waters in the harbour but it gets VERY calm and gentle in the inlet. Lots of wildlife like birds and saw an otter. Nesting site for birds were... More 

Thank robby321
Victoria B.C.
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

My wife and I and our friends love the hike/walk down to Tod Inlet. It is a very picturesque walk with nice views of Tod Creek. In the winter months the creek runs quite fast. It is a wonderful place for a family picnic. There are outhouses. The parks people are currently upgrading the beach area with gravel and sand... More 

Thank Captains_Rum_Punch
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is such a great park for hiking. Some of the view points are incredible. Make sure you have some sort of map of the area. Some of the trails are not that obvious. If you want an easy walk try Tod Inlet. Mackenzie Bite Beach is beautiful too, but it is a good hill to go down to get... More 

Thank reed622
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

A forested walk opens up onto waterfront beauty. There are a few places to park and then it's an easy hike through the forest and to the waterfront area. There are several paths too - yours to explore! It's beautiful there - take your camera. It's actually very close to Butchart Gardens and you'll recognize the view if you've been... More 

Thank Lori M
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Very peaceful place to go with family and pets. Has a great view and a beautiful nature. Should have more information about the trail

Thank duda-sidoti
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

Bring water, food, a camera, dress in layers and you'll be all set. There are some really steep parts at the Caleb Pike end; this is not a hike for beginners or those with little fitness. It's peaceful, gorgeous, offers varied terrain and in October -- very, very quiet!

Thank Kathleen B
Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Situated near Victoria - half an hour drive - so very convenient for a day's excursion. We did one hike - the 10K Jocelyn Hill hike. There are spectaculars views on the way. Not a difficult hike - there are some elevations but not too difficult.

Thank Moniaits
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

A quiet walk thru moss covered trees to the cove by Butchart Gardens. relaxing and peaceful stroll - free.

Thank 222Joy
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

This park is mesmerizing no matter what season you go! You can hike, walk, or stroll for hours. I bring my dog Bella, who loves meeting new friends on the popular trails or to bound up rocky slopes to explore new ground. It has breath taking views, access to swimming spots, amazing ecosystems, and many more amazing things to see.... More 

Thank lexy y
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

Hiking along the ridge was pretty spectacular ...It's also a decent hike..be prepared for some rugged trails .

Thank Michael K

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