Living in the Capital City of British Columbia, there is honestly an infinite amount of attractions! From Butchart Gardens to the Legislature, Fisherman’s Wharf and Beacon Hill Park; there is never a dull moment in Victoria!
But from aside from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are many hidden gems right in our back yard. After two years of living on Vancouver Island, I have seen this beautiful land from tip to tip; Deep Cove to Port Hardy. And within my travels I’ve encountered many breath taking beaches, astonishing views and some quite curious wildlife companions, but nothing compares to one of my favourite summer spots…
ISLAND VIEW BEACH
A little background
Island View Beach is located on the Eastern Cordova shore of the Saanich Peninsula, near Victoria, BC.
A real treasure for people who like quiet nature settings, with views of Mount Baker, and Islands of the Gulf Island National Park Reserve. Families and Nature Enthusiasts will enjoy walking the many meadow trails, to learn about the various plant and animal species. There is several kilometers of shoreline for walking, with excellent shorebird viewing, and millions of interesting rocks along the way.
Growing up, I visited the island two or three times a year. My Mom was born and raised in Sidney, for those who aren’t too familiar with the island Sidney is the first town when you get off the Swartz Bay Ferry! Having my whole maternal side on the island is truly a treat, not only was it an awesome visit with family, but a beautiful vacation. Collecting sea glass, a variety of shells, and finding little crabs tucked away under driftwood, I can never be bored here!
If you are looking or an endless amount of adventure, an astonishing view, and a true taste of Vancouver Island… head to…
Island View Beach