Lochside Regional Trail

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Lochside Regional Trail
Length 29 km (18 mi)
Location British Columbia, Canada
Trailheads Victoria
Swartz Bay
(Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal)
Use Hiking, Running, Cycling, Skateboarding, Horse Riding
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Accessible to Easy
Sights Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary
Hazards Road Crossings
4km Galloping Goose
Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary
McKenzie Avenue
Blenkinsop Trestle(Blenkinsop Lake)
To Mount Douglas Park
Royal Oak Drive
McMinn Park
Cordova Bay Road
Sayward Road
Martindale Road
Island View Road
Washington Ferries
Beacon Avenue
33km Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal

The Lochside Regional Trail is a 29-kilometre (18-mile) trail[1] that runs from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The trail is a popular route both for commuting and recreation. It is frequented by people walking, running, cycling, skateboarding and riding horses.

The trail was created in 2001 and connects to the longer Galloping Goose Regional Trail. The two trails connect at the Switch Bridge in Saanich.


At one time the trail originally began as a railway route built by the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway (by 1918 Canadian National). Starting from Victoria it went up the peninsula to Patricia Bay where the Coast Guard ships dock is. It followed what was the lochside trail then crossed the Victoria and Sidney Railway at Bazan. Heading west it would cross the British Columbia Electric Railway to get to the bay.


  1. ^ Lochside Regional Trail

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