Located on the western side of the Saanich Peninsula, this small park offers a quiet refuge.
Size: 3.63 hectares
Location: Inverness Road in North Saanich
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
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.
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.
All regional parks and trails are open, however be prepared for slippery surfaces and exercise caution. Read more>>
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Main office address:
625 Fisgard Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8W 1R7
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