Map Legend: 

w2 Saanich Walking Loop 17.5k  - Wheelchair accessible
Old Farmer Roy Statue on Blenkinsop Bridge
Farmer Roy Blenkensop Bridge.JPG

GPS Downloads

  • KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
  • GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
  • GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).

Visit our GPS & Navigation page for instructions of how to use your smartphone as a GPS device (even when outside of data coverage) or how to import data to your Garmin unit.

About the Journey: 

This superb urban trail loop takes advantage of a variety greenways, city parks and ecology settings.  A good place to start is in the parking lot at Swan Lake.  The highlights are Swan Lake, the Blenkensop Bridge on the Lochside Trail and the Centennial Trail. It connects with the Trans Canada Trail and takes in its alternative, the Lochside Trail.  It is equally interesting going clockwise of counter-clockwise.  Allow 5 to 6 hours.