Walking & Cycling

Learn more about walking and cycling in Esquimalt

Walking Tours

Download a Township walking tour brochure to explore and enjoy Esquimalt’s history, neighbourhoods and parks. Choose from seven main tours. Written by local writer and historian Sherri Robinson.

West Bay Walkway

The West Bay Walkway is a walking path and boardwalk that connects Esquimalt (from Head Street at West Bay Marina) to downtown Victoria (Johnston Street Bridge). The pathway is approximately 5 kilometres long and is a popular shoreline route for running, strolling, and commuting. Cycling is not permitted on the walkway.


Esquimalt has designated bike lanes along Admirals Road, Esquimalt Road and Craigflower Road. 

E&N (Esquimalt and Nanaimo) Rail Trail
The E&N Rail Trail is a paved regional multi-user pathway linking Victoria to the Western Communities through Esquimalt.

Galloping Goose & Lochside Regional Trail
Esquimalt offers easy access to the nearby Galloping Goose Regional Trail, a 55 kilometre multi-use trail connecting Victoria to Sooke. 

The Lochside Regional Trail is a 29 kilometre multi-use trail that connects Swartz Bay to Victoria and intersects with the Galloping Goose Trail.