Gorge Waterway

The Gorge Waterway Park in Saanich runs the length of the Gorge, an inlet connected to Victoria Harbour, from Tillicum Road to Admirals Road.

This is a beautiful, well maintained park. You can start your walk at the Tillicum end, site of the Victoria Canoeing and Kayaking Club, or at Admirals Road. Free parking at both ends, and at various points along the way.

It’s an easy walk, about 2.5 km return (1km=.62 miles), with excellent interpretative presentations along the way. [There's another park, large picnic area, and newly restored Japanese Garden on the other side of the Gorge – about which more at a later date.]

Getting there: Check Google maps for directions by foot, car, or public transportation. Your destination will be the Admirals Road and Gorge Road intersection, OR the Tillicum Road and Gorge Road intersection. The entrance to the Gorge is the site of impressive reversing falls, as tidal waters rush in or out of the narrow channel at Tillicum bridge.