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Lochside Regional Trail

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Address: Switch Bridge, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-478-3344
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Very enjoyable walk

This is a very beautiful walking/bike path- definitely a peaceful place to take a walk or bike ride. The trail is quite long- it goes from Sidney all the way to Victoria. Not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 March 2016
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Prince Albert, Sask.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This is a nice trail that meanders thru the country and loops back into the city. We road about 27-30 k one way from Central Saanich to Victoria Harbour. Stopped for coffee and road back so about a 60 k ride. It is a very easy ride. No much of a challenge. I am sure if you live there you... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is a very beautiful walking/bike path- definitely a peaceful place to take a walk or bike ride. The trail is quite long- it goes from Sidney all the way to Victoria. Not all of it is paved- in the particular part that we were walking on, most wasn't; given that it had been raining all morning before we went... More 

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Saltspring Is.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This trail stretches from the edge of Victoria city where it meets up with other trails to Sidney. It is wide enough to accommodate walkers, runners, bikers, dogs and the odd horse. It is also flat. It passes through farm land, and some urban areas. There are places along the route to grab a bite to eat as well as... More 

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Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We chose this trail on a sunny Sunday afternoon, as the weather had been grey and raining, and we wanted to make the most of the blue sky and bright light. Many people had the same idea and we encountered cyclists, horseback riders, walkers and runners. The trail was busy but there were many moments of quiet. The trail is... More 

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Thank Joan_U778
Victoria, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This trail goes through beautiful farmland and is well used by walkers, bike riders and sometimes horses. Some very muddy spots. There is talk of paving the muddy areas and not allowing horses on the trails as apparently they are not picked up after. It's nice to use the trail as it is not along a road so is quite... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

This trail is excellent for a bicycle ride between Victoria and Sidney. Well marked but be aware there are a couple sections that are gravel and after (or during) rain you will kick up mud a you may need to wipe down your bike. That is not a strike against the trail, simply a fact. Interesting scenery along the route... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Cyclists, be aware. This is a multi user corridor. Cyclists are obligated to ride single file when passing other users. Cyclists should use good trail etiquette and yield to all foot traffic, including dog walkers and especially equestrians. Make sure you alert when approaching foot traffic and equestrians from behind, by ringing your bell or calling out and reducing your... More 

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VICTORIA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Flat, mostly paved bike path to or from city to ferry or airport and back!! Fun stops along the way, weekend model airplanes near island view beach road, pet pigs just beyond and ice cream half way from city to ferry or ferry to city!!!

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Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

a small group (12) cycle using the dockside as a starting point for our twice weekly cycling. It is well maintained, avoids a lot of the vehicle traffic and connects with the Galloping goose regional trail plus other routes. sometimes a bit busy with cyclist and walkers but all very manageable.

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Victoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

I've traveled the the Lochside trail many times by bicycle. this trail is highly recommended for locals or visitors. It is an easy flat ride. One of he highlights of the trail are the pigs seen in photo, also a mini airfield for model planes and great scenery of farmer's fields....

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