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.


  • 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.

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.


Public Transit Wheelchair Access


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CHEK News - E&N Trail - experience the E&N Rail Trail in this video that shows as of August 2018, which sections are open, what's under construction and future sections to developed.

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.