Flying solo in Victoria

Region has plenty of offerings for those exploring the sights alone

  • Jul. 4, 2013 7:00 a.m.
A woman runs alone along a path on Dallas Road. There are many solitary activities available to residents around Greater Victoria

A woman runs alone along a path on Dallas Road. There are many solitary activities available to residents around Greater Victoria

Sometimes it’s just nice to travel around the city without making compromises.

If you find yourself solo in Victoria, there are plenty of things to keep you busy.

Take as long as you want inspecting the woolly mammoth at the Royal B.C. Museum, or admire the detail of model ships at the Maritime Museum of B.C. While downtown, stop and people-watch at the Inner Harbour. Buskers, jugglers and artisans offer plenty of eye candy.

Beaches along Dallas Road in James Bay are a nice place to relax with a book or just enjoy the sun while collecting beach rocks.

Tranquil walks can be found at Abkhazi Garden, Glendale Gardens or the Ross Bay Cemetery. Farther afield, hiking trails cut through scenic Royal Roads University, a property with breathtaking views of Esquimalt Lagoon, manicured gardens and 100-year-old Hatley Castle.

If you’re up for a little more adventure, swing through the obstacle course at Wild Play at West Shore Parks and Recreation. Or hike around Thetis Lake and finish the day with a dip.

No matter how you tour the city or who you do it with, Greater Victoria has plenty to see and do. You won’t mind going it alone – and it may actually be more fun.