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Scenic Marine Route

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Address: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Scenic running and hiking trail along the Pacific.

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What a lovely drive .... don't miss it.

This was such a beautiful drive. Went driving after work one evening in September. It was breathtaking. The views are spectacular.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was such a beautiful drive. Went driving after work one evening in September. It was breathtaking. The views are spectacular.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can drive your car, bicycle, walk along the various spots around the Victoria Metro Area. It is scenic and free. You will need to pay real money for one of the tour bus tours if you also want historical information and other things. You get what you pay for or not pay for. However, the farther out you are... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a day out in the car, driving past some beautiful coastal scenery. Stop at Port Renfrew for lunch as there is a pub right by the waters edge.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a couple of hours so we started at the Inner Harbor and walked along Belleville Street until we were able to pick up the David Foster Harbor Pathway which winds along the shore, around apartment buildings and hotels, past marinas, through Fisherman's Wharf and Fisherman's Wharf Park and eventually joins Dallas Rd. Follow Dallas Road through tree... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pacific Marine Circle Route is a 5 hour loop around southern Vancouver Island. On the west coast you drive along the Strait of Juan de Fuca - which has best opportunities for scenic stops. Port Renfrew is a good destination. The road to the Eastern coast of the island is wilderness but has recently been paved.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are many scenic routes throughout Victoria. It is easy to follow Dallas Rd, Beach dr and Cadboro Bay Rd and you will see many beautiful sites, with many spots to park and get out to enjoy nature. As you head north out of Victoria you must travel on the trans Canada Hwy through the mountains for several km. This... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Follow Dallas Road to find the "senic marine route" through the Victoria waters edge view! We try to enjoy this location on most weekend, especially when it's dry conditions. Lot's to see & do and always enjoyable!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

You need to get to Langford first then the marine/forest drive starts as you twist and turn along the coast. Went from Colwood then through the new Royal Bay development to Metchosin, We then out the Kangaroo back to the Sooke road and on to Sooke. Beautiful drive but you have to concentrate on driving or you will be in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Damn, this is a big island. After spending days in Victoria we ventured out for a drive on the scenic marine route (maybe the lower 1/10th or 1/20th of the island). The first leg, from Victoria to Port Renfrew gives you some great marine views and drive through small villages. It becomes quite sparely inhabited just 45 minutes outside of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Getting off the Trans Canada and taking the slower route along the East coast of Vancouver Island is a must - if you enjoy doing that and have the time to do so... Drove the coast along up as far as Comox/Courtney BC . A scenic route indeed- gets you off the regular route - takes more time but well... More 

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