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pass Thetis Lake and approach Langford, take exit 14 towards Langford/Highlands. Drive along Millstream Road for about 0.3 km until you come to Goldie Avenue. Drive to the end and park.

fishing. A bit of a kid’s paradise, especially in the summer months. The swimming is plentiful, and the trail great for riding bikes. There is even a local population of painted turtles! Once on the Ed Nixon Trail, cross the lovely boardwalk to begin the trail. Dense willows cascade over the walkway with a couple of midpoint viewing platforms to take in the views. With a floating platform on the lake don’t miss the opportunity to grab your fishing rod and hook a trout!

Mill Hill Trail is an easily accessible hill and one of the prettiest, complete with Garry oak meadows, flowers and views. For families who like to experience being at the tip top this hill has a 360-degree view and a plaque naming distance points. The large rounded rock clusters make for the perfect place to perch and enjoy a family picnic. There can be a few challenging spots for those with weak knees but the trail to the summit is mostly smooth and regular.

Location: Driving north on Highway 1 take the signposted Leigh Road Exit. Drive just 1km, turn right onto Leigh Place and drive for 500m. You will come to a sign for Langford Lake Beach Park on the left.

Location: Off Highway 1, near Langford take the ramp towards Sooke and drive 0.8kms to Hoffman Avenue. Take a left. Continue for about 100m and make a right turn onto Winster Road, drive and go left onto Atkins Avenue. Drive for 1 km until you see the entrance on the left for the Capital Regional District offices and you’ll see the sign and entrance to Mill Hill Regional Park.

Strachan Trail follows the Florence Lake shoreline to a boat launch and swimming dock. On the north shore there is parking with an accessible viewing deck.

Langford Lake/Ed Nixon Trail is an amazing untouched bit of old forest that surrounds Langford Lake and the Ed Nixon trail tucked within the suburbs of Langford. There are opportunities for swimming, picnicking, and

Cy Jenkins Trail hugs the shore of Glen Lake’s southern tip. The trail links the community along Glennan Road to Happy Valley and the commercial hub surrounding

Langford Fire Rescue Station No. 2. It is one of the few City of Langford trails that intersect the Galloping Goose Trail. The E & N Rail Trail is the Capital Region’s newest pedestrian and bicycle thoroughfare. Following the existing E & N Rail corridor, the trail stretches from Esquimalt to the pedestrian oriented green heart of Langford. It cuts through Langford’s downtown core and the Westhills development, into the beautiful greenery of CRD Humpback Reservoir where it will eventually connect with the proposed Trans-Canada Trail. The E & N connects to the Galloping Goose Trail at several points along its path to the Humpback Reservoir in western Langford. Like the Galloping Goose, the E & N moves through urban, rural and wilderness settings. Some portions of the trail are multi-use bike and pedestrian paths.

Lake access is easy along the northeast arm of the Strachan Trail. Off Springboard Place, the trail runs through lush vegetation full of song birds and small animals and provides a panoramic view of Florence Lake.

Building Healthy Communities. You’ll find the YMCA-YWCA, the Greater Victoria Public Library and the Victoria Conservatory of Music all located at the Westhills YMCA-YWCA/Langford Aquatic Centre. The state-of-the-art Westhills YMCA-YWCA/Langford Aquatic Centre offers a fitness facility, fitness studio, multi-purpose space, licensed child care services and an incredible Aquatic Centre, including lazy river and therapy pool. The new centre has something for all ages and abilities. In partnership with the City of Langford, the Y provides Langford residents with a 10% reduction on membership and day pass fees (proof of residency required).

1319 Westhills Drive, Langford | 250.386.7511 | 102-1314 Lakepoint Way, Langford

So Much to Do! 210 – 1314 Lakepoint Way, Langford

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Special Features - 2019 Langford Guide  


Special Features - 2019 Langford Guide