Westsong Walkway begins just across Victoria’s iconic Blue Bridge (a.k.a. The Johnson Street Bridge) near the Inner Harbour, at the Songhees totems, and follows the contours of the harbour up to the float homes at West Bay.
It’s about 6 km return (1 km = .62 miles) and includes spectacular views of the Inner Harbour and downtown Victoria, waterfowl and other wild life, as well as the comings and goings of float planes, water taxis, ferrys and cruise ships.
Very popular with locals, and always a special treat for visitors, there are no uphill sections but you’ll pass by a 100-step staircase if you want the extra workout and some elevation gain.
Getting there: From the Inner Harbour, walk along Wharf Street and across the Johnson Street Bridge. Follow the footpath on the left and watch for the signs marking the Westsong Walkway. You’ll be walking by the Delta Victoria hotel. If you’re approaching from some other point of origin, like the ferry terminal or bus depot, use Google Maps and make the Delta Victoria your destination.