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“Fantastic on a nice day.”

Scenic Marine Route
Ranked #5 of 200 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Scenic running and hiking trail along the Pacific.
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We used a Gypsy guide (talking GPS) to take us ont eh Scenic Marine Route. I'm sure it can be done easily by just following the roads, but I can't comment on that.

The route takes you along the SE side of the island along luxury houses with great views of the Sound. We went in May, so the flowers were great. Each lawn is perfectly manicured. There is definitely money in this area!

There are several nice stops along the way where you can take nice photo's across the sound to Washington State. We went in late May, so there wasn't any traffic on the roads - but I can imagine the traffic would be crazy on a pretty day in the middle of the Summer.

Very nice way to spend 1+ hours driving around and dreaming. This tour would be best for elderly individuals that like to "view" things instead of a physical activity. Of course, the cost is free.

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

You only need to rent the car for a day and it is easy to drive if you are used to the opposite side of the road like us. Stunning drive and so many places to stop that a bus tour won't do it justice.

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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.

1  Thank Cindy U
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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.

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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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