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
Size: 3.63 hectares
Location: Inverness Road in North Saanich
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.
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.