Galloping Goose Regional Trail in Victoria BC

by hwilde on October 9, 2012

The Galloping Goose Regional Trail winds along 55 kms of former rail line, stretching from Victoria to Sooke.  This amazing multi-use trail is used by walkers and runners, bicyclists and horseback riders, among others.

The Goose, as it’s affectionately known, is named for the passenger car that transported the mail and up to 30 people twice daily between Sooke and Victoria in the 1920’s.  Now it offers a different sort of commute for people who want to leave their vehicles at home and get some exercise on their way to and from work or those just looking for a picturesque trail to hike, roller blade, ride the horse and walk the dog..

The Lochside Regional Trail intersects with the Goose at Switch Bridge, and leads out the Saanich Peninsula all the way to Swartz Bay and the BC Ferries Terminal.  Whether you use this extensive trail system to commute or for recreational purposes is up to you – it’s a fantastic way to move around the Greater Victoria area in either case!

How to Get to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail

The Galloping Goose passes through Victoria, Saanich View Royal, Langford, Colwood, Metchosin and Sooke. Check out this map to find your nearest point of entrance to the trail.  The Goose is open 24/7 and is one of the best places for outdoor activities in Victoria BC!


Victoria BC Realtor Heather Wilde was raised and educated in Winnipeg. After graduating from both the University of Winnipeg (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Education she relocated to British Columbia in 1975. Her career in real estate has been successful due to her commitment to and genuine pleasure at helping families find homes and properties for sale in Victoria BC. Heather was licensed as a Realtor in 1976 and since then has worked hard to achieve a high standard of performance; consistently attaining a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award. If you ask Heather, she will undoubtedly say that although it’s nice to be recognized in the industry through performance awards, what really drives her success is the relationships and friendships she forges with the families that she helps. Many of Heather’s former clients have become close friends, and many of her close friends have become clients. That says a lot about her dedication to providing professional service while maintaining a friendly rapport with clients. Heather loves to travel the world (preferrably on a cruise ship!) and also enjoys tennis and bridge during her spare time. As of January 2014, Heather has retired from her real estate career.

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