Located on the western side of the Saanich Peninsula, this small park offers a quiet refuge.


  • Winding nature trail past towering western red cedar along a quiet creek
  • Secluded bay, rich in tidal lagoon life, facing Saanich Inlet
  • Picnicking, bird watching and beach exploring
  • Accessible picnic tables and pit toilets

Trail Rating:Easy
Size: 3.63 hectares
Location: Inverness Road in North Saanich
Established: 1966
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Things to Do

Coles Bay offers a gentle swimming beach, and forest trails suitable for the whole family. Follow either the Beach Trail or the Nature Trail on a 10 minute stroll from the main parking lot to the beach.

Have lunch at accessible picnic tables in the grassy picnic area near the parking lot, or at the beach.

Accessible toilets are available near the parking area.


Information Kiosk Parking Lot Picnic Area Public Transit Toilet Accessible Toilet Wheelchair Access


How to Get There

Follow the Pat Bay Highway from Victoria, and take the West Saanich Road exit. From West Saanich Road, turn left on Ardmore Drive and left again on Inverness Road, which leads to the park entrance. Allow approximately 30 minutes driving time from Victoria.

Coles Bay Regional Park
North Saanich
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Park Videos

Learn more about birds on these short Shaw TV videos featuring CRD naturalists.

Please conserve our Parks

  • Stay on designated trails 
  • Do not remove or disturb animals or plants, such as wildflowers
  • Keep your dog under control
  • Pick up your dog's droppings
  • Leave no trace and carry out litter
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited
  • Camping, open fires and alcohol are prohibited

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