Walking & Cycling

Walking Tours

Download a Township walking tour brochure to 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 Esquimalt Road and Craigflower Road. 

For up-to-date pathways and bike routes for the region, download the CRD Bike Map.

Galloping Goose Regional Trail

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

Download a Galloping Goose Trail map from CRD’s website.

Lochside Regional Trail

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

Download a map of the Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails.

E&N (Esquimalt and Nanaimo) Rail Trail

Esquimalt is currently working with other regional municipalities to contruct a paved pedestrian/cyclist pathway along the E&N Railway corridor between downtown Victoria and the Western Communities.

For updates and information about public meetings, visit the CRD’s website.