Among the terrific non-motorized trails we bicycled and/or hiked in Canada was the awesome Galloping Goose Trail in Greater Victoria, British Columbia. The 60 kilometer long Galloping Goose Trail extends north and west from the heart of Victoria into the western suburbs and eventually to Vancouver Island’s lovely Pacific coastline near Sooke. Kathy and I partook the paved eight mile segment of varied terrain and landscapes between downtown and suburban Langford where we diverted to the environmentally sensitive Esquimalt Lagoon and the impressive Fisgard Lighthouse.
Though not evident in my photographs, the trail was quite busy for a weekday afternoon, and especially so during our return ride to the hotel during the evening rush hour. The trail is very well-marked and signed, and bicycles are available to rent for reasonable rates in the city.
Any trip to lovely Victoria should include a jaunt along the Galloping Goose, whether upon one’s feet or one’s metal steed. Cheers!