Capital Region Bike MapThank you to all those who took the time to complete our 2023 bike map usage survey. Your feedback helps us provide route and infrastructure information to support more people getting around by bike throughout the region.

CRD’s Bike Map (January 1, 2022) shows 58 routes throughout our 13 municipalities, the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, and 10 First Nations.

The  Bike Map features:

  • Pathways and bike routes from Sidney to Sooke and beyond.
  • Ability to zoom in to clearly see connecting roads and trails.
  • Bikeway sign and symbol explanation.
  • Links to additional cycling information for Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island, and Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Areas.
  • Informative legend distinguishing the type of route/trail surface.

Considerations when route planning using the Bike Map:

  • The map does not allow you to enter your location and destination to plan your route, for that you would need to use your usual navigation application, which may not show recent regional updates to cycling routes.
  • The on-road routes on the map follow designations provided by each municipality with infrastructure updated annually based on the changes municipalities report to the CRD.
  • The infrastructure on the map is distinguished by level of separation between vehicles and cyclists. Shared streets have no separation of cyclists and vehicles.
  • Shared streets represent a very broad range of infrastructure that may include traffic calming, signs, lower vehicle volume or municipal designation.
  • Difficult connections are short segments that riders may encounter while on other infrastructure types such as bike lanes or shared streets that may include higher vehicle speeds and/or volumes, narrow lane widths or problems for cycles.
  • While many cycling routes are on roadways or paved trails, some routes traverse parkland and protected areas including watershed for our drinking water reservoirs. Learn more about these sections of the Great Trail here.
  • Some sections of trail may be in an area out of cellular data service. If planning to ride in the more remote western sections, the easy-to use, pocket-sized format paper Bike Map is available, see the list of locations on the right sidebar of this page, or download the PDF to print.
  • Please report map errors by sending an email or contacting us at 250.360.3160.

The CRD Bike Map represents the cycling network throughout the region as informed by the Pedestrian & Cycling Master Plan, a key part of the Regional Transportation Plan. Encouraging cycling contributes to the vision for our communities as established in our Regional Growth Strategy.

Seeking to cycle on Salt Spring Island? Salt Spring Island On Wheels is a bike map for Salt Spring Island residents and visitors to help with safe and fun cycling. Created by Island Pathways and supported by the CRD, the map is available for purchase at a number of Salt Spring Island locations including the Visitor Centre, Salt Spring Books, Waterfront Gallery, Old Salty, OutSpokin’ Bike Shop, Blacksheep Books, Salt Spring Mercantile, and others. You can also purchase the map online for $15.50 (including shipping).