e-and-n-program-id-webA new cycling and pedestrian trail is being constructed largely within the E&N rail corridor. Once complete, this newest addition to the trail system will provide an important non-motorized and recreation link between Victoria and the West Shore.

Construction Updates

The E&N Rail Trail is being built in phases.

Features

  • songheeswellness-maplebankPaved bike and pedestrian trail.
  • Currently 12km and will be 17km when complete.
  • Being developed in phases as funding becomes available.
  • Will link downtown Victoria to western communities: runs through Victoria, Esquimalt, View Royal and Langford.
  • Part of regional trails network which includes Galloping Goose and Lochside Regional Trails.
  • Supports active recreation, and provides a commuting route with reduced travel time for active transportation.

Things to Do

Trail Sections Open To Public Use

peatt-in-langfordAlthough construction of the entire trail is not complete, three sections are open to public use. Where gaps exist, local roads or sidewalks will connect users to the next section of trail.

  1. Jacklin Road to Savory School
  2. Atkins Avenue to Esquimalt Road

Find out more about trail construction underway. Read more >>

Suggested Day Trip

portage-parkvrBegin at Portage Park in View Royal, which is adjacent to the E&N Rail Trail. The trail connects to the Galloping Goose at Atkins Rd. The E&N and Goose trails are co-located for 2kms. Continue along the Galloping Goose to numerous regional parks en route.

Amenities

Public Transit Wheelchair Access

 

How to Get There

Parking & Access Points

As of 2019, the E&N Rail Trail begins at Esquimalt Road, near Robert and William Streets in the City of Victoria. Bike lanes and sidewalks exist on Esquimalt Road east and west of the E&N Rail Trail for those accessing from the elsewhere in the area. For those who want to park and ride, one designated E&N Rail Trail/ Galloping Goose parking facility exists at Atkins Road in View Royal (see below). Elsewhere along the trail, municipal on-street parking opportunities must be used.

The main access points along the trail include:

  • Esquimalt Road (Victoria)
  • Admirals Road at Colville Road (Esquimalt)
  • Admirals Road at Hallowell Road (View Royal)
  • Helmcken Road (View Royal)
  • Island Highway at Burnside Road W. (View Royal)
  • Veterans Memorial Way (Langford)
  • Jacklin Road (Langford).
  • Other local streets along the route also provide access.

Parking Lot

Public Transportation

Several BC Transit bus routes have stops at various locations along or close to the route of the E&N Rail Trail. Check BC Transit website for further information.


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Inclement Weather

All regional parks and trails are open, however be prepared for slippery surfaces and exercise caution. Read more>>

Water Fountains

Water fountains along regional trails are shut off during the winter season November 1 to March 31.

Videos

Shaw TV Victoria - Trail Tips - follow these simple trail tips to make regional trails safer and more enjoyable for all.

Trail Habits

Follow these simple trail tips to make regional trails safer and more enjoyable for all.

Share the Trail

All trail users keep to the right except to pass.

Alert Others

Before passing, alert others and control your speed.

Yield to Others

Yield to others, cyclists yield to all trail users. All trail users yield to horses.

Yield at Road Crossings

Yield to traffic at road crossing except where signs give trails users right of way.

Be Alert and Visible

Wear reflective gear. Use a light.

Dogs on Trails

Keep dogs on the right hand side of the trail. On the regional trails dogs must be leashed. 

Respect the Trail

Do not remove or disturb animals or plants, such as wildflowers.