From glistening lakes to forested mountain tops, nature abounds at Westhills. Accessible trails connect the entire community, bringing everything within reach. With hundreds of acres of hiking and biking trails to explore, you’ll never run out of reasons to get outside and explore all that nature has to offer.
Nature is at Your Doorstep
With plenty of room to climb, swing, slide and play the Westhills Playground is a children’s paradise. A favourite gathering spot for families, it’s the perfect place to meet up with old friends or make new ones.
Galloping Goose Trail
This picturesque multi-use trail runs through urban, rural and wilderness scenery on its 55-kilometre journey from Victoria to Sooke. Cycle, stroll, run, or even ride a horse through the rural sections of this former rail line. Whether you’re commuting to work, meandering on a weekend afternoon or pacing yourself from Sidney to Sooke, the trail is yours to enjoy.
Run, walk, cycle or commute in the fresh air on the iconic Trans-Canada trail, which winds through Westhills before reaching its terminus at Victoria’s Clover Point. This one-of-a-kind trail runs across Canada from coast to coast, making it the longest network of multi-use recreational trails in the world.
A popular location for swimming, boating, kayaking and paddle boarding, Langford Lake is the place to be in the summertime and all year round. Fishing is excellent along the shoreline with numerous boardwalks and access points, and a boat launch on the western shore offers boaters a chance to catch a trout. Visit the swimming beach at Scout Point, enjoy the accessible playground, or wander the 4.5-kilometre Ed Nixon Trail that runs along the shore.
This spectacular provincial park is famous for its annual salmon run and popular campsites. Visit in the fall to see the Goldstream River filled with spawning salmon, and be sure to come back to see the seasons change throughout the year. Towering trees, soaring eagles, a spectacular waterfall and a host of wildlife make this a must-visit destination.
Jordie Lunn Bike Park
The Jordie Lunn Memorial Bike Park is a one-of-a-kind recreational cycling area, complete with dirt jumps, a pump track, a skills area, and extensive cyclocross and mountain biking trails.
Providing a year-round public space for recreation and high-performance training, it caters to cyclists of all ages and abilities. Free to the public, the park will offer programs for schools, sports teams and clubs, and is positioned to become a major cycling event venue hosting mountain bike competitions and races.
Home to many of Vancouver Island’s native plants, birds and wildlife, Paradise Ponds is a unique nature preserve surrounded by forested trails. Wander along the shoreline, or sit and observe the wonders of nature in this wetland ecosystem.
Langford Gravity Zone & Nature Trails
This spectacular trail system covers 130 acres of land with extensive hiking and mountain biking trails for all skill levels. Visitors can enjoy several mountain and ocean viewpoints along the trail, while cyclists can practice their skills on jumps, obstacles, easy switchbacks or double black diamond trails.
Dedicated to the City of Langford in 2021, Parkdale Hill offers 35 acres of vibrant forest with meandering trails and a disc golf course for all to enjoy. Those who hike to the top are rewarded with panoramic views of downtown Victoria, the Olympic Mountains and mainland BC.
This premium turf field hosts soccer, rugby, football, baseball and lacrosse games, with semi- stadium seating, a field house and public facilities. It’s also home to the City Centre Park Slo-Pitch League.
Mt. Wells Regional Park
This remarkable Regional Park offers 120 hectares of wilderness to explore, featuring a spectacular summit hike to challenge avid hikers. Enjoy stunning views of the Juan de Fuca Strait, Victoria and the Sooke Hills, or keep your eyes on the forest to spot an abundance of flora and fauna.