Victoria Walking/Hiking Trail Loop w1

Map Legend: 

w1 Victoria 10k Walking Loop  - Wheelchair accessible
Totem Pole in Beacon Hill Park
Beacon Hill Totem.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 10 km shoreline tour starts and begins at Clover Point, the Pacific Terminus of the Trans Canada Trail and takes advantage of Victoria's beautiful shoreline, exciting harbourfront, historic buildings and following the Trans Canada Trail to return south, passing directly through the city's crown jewel, Beacon Hill Park. Take advantage of an amazing spur - the Ogden Point Breakwater, now featuring handrails to accommodate visitors of all ages and mobility. The entire loop can be walked in 2 hours, but with so many attractions along the way, it can often take over 3!

  • Walking time roughly 2 hours, with stops up to 3.
  • Jogging is not recommended at peak hours; route can be congested with slow walkers and dogs! Early mornings are fine. Roughly 45 minutes.
  • Cycling is not permitted along many sections. Roads are generally cycle-friendly. Time roughly 45 minutes.
  • Horses not permitted.
  • Skateboarders and rollerbladers are not permitted along many sections.
  • No accessibility issues. There are stairways at Ogden Point and the Inner Harbour, but these can be easily by-passed.

Do the purple tracks for a 16 km walk and added attractions.

Parking & Staging Areas

You can park at Clover Point or curbside at various locations along Dallas Road with no daytime restrictions. Parking in Beacon Hill Park is restricted to certain times and lengths. Parking in the downtown core is metered - but parking is normally free on Sundays.

Public Washrooms

Washrooms can be found at the corner of Dallas and Cook St at the southeast corner of Beacon Hill Park. Washrooms are also located in the centre of the park near the children's playground. Toilets can be found in Fisherman's Wharf and at the northern end of the Inner Harbour.