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“Beautiful drive, put on your patience cap”

Scenic Marine Route
Ranked #5 of 202 things to do in Victoria
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Owner description: Scenic running and hiking trail along the Pacific.
Reviewed May 11, 2013

There are 2 kinds of people on this drive: tourists & locals. If you're a tourist, remember that everyone is there for the same reason. You may be stuck behind a big tour bus that slows down for commentary that you can't hear. No, you can't pass them. You'll probably turn off soon anyway, if they don't turn off first. *Make sure to just pull over & let people pass you if you're being tailgated* A sunny day is best. Low lying clouds can hide a lot of the views. I started from Victoria & drove up, seeing the most beautiful oceanfront neighborhoods first. You definitely see a change in the styles & upkeep as you go North, but all worth a viewing. It took about an hour to drive from Victoria to Butchart Gardens.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Yes and you can stop off at beaches along the way, lots to see. hotels and little towns on the way through, restaurants etc.

1  Thank carOlyn51_11
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

The view is amazing! Drive towards Oak Bay Marina then follow the "scenic drive" sign, follow that loop and you'll end up in Fshermans Wharf.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Whether walking or by car, the Victoria waterfront from Ogden Point to Oak Bay is a must do...on the tree-lined streets of Uplands , Executive homes are a standout.

3  Thank steve m
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Once departing from the ferry this path takes you through the many neighbourhoods into downtown Victoria and gives you a view of the water that the residents enjoy everyday. It may cause you to think about relocating! Sadly, another situation for car drivers, but worth the extra time needed to drive into downtown. A very zig zag road, so take it slow if you are trying to enjoy the vistas.

1  Thank NMH500
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