Vancouver Island

Mt. Finlayson

Highlights:  Great cardio, fun scrambles, beautiful views Distance: The direct trail up is 1.8km each way – elevation gained is 419m.  If you choose to take the longer, less steep, easier on the knees, and safer in the rain trail… Read More ›

Bike Repair Class–Day 1

I have a very limited and somewhat embarrassing amount of knowledge about bicycle maintenance. My mom and I, who have done some cycle-touring together, have a joke about our pretend bike maintenance sessions.   Neither of us have any idea what… Read More ›

Mount Douglas

Highlights: Sweeping 360 degree view of Victoria city and surroundings. My favorite place for a view so far. Difficulty and Distance: Moderate at most – it is uphill, but distances are short, and you can walk (or drive) on a paved… Read More ›

Jocelyn Hill

Highlight: Views of the Olympic Mountains, Finlayson Arm, Saanich Inlet and the Gulf Islands. Distance: Jocelyn Hill (434m) Loop from McKenzie Bight parking Lot is approx. 12km total (I am estimating – no fancy GPS at the moment). Difficulty: Moderate. Steep stretches, lots… Read More ›

Mount Work

Highlights: Beautiful sweeping views from the highest point on the Saanich Peninsula (449m). Distance: 2.5km one way, can hike down the other side (1.8km one way) and back up again if you feel you need more.  The trail is steep for sections… Read More ›