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Victoria BC - Places to Visit. Mattick's Farm in pictures.

Updated on June 11, 2012
Entrance to Mattick's Farm
Entrance to Mattick's Farm | Source
Local cyclists take the Lochside trail to and from Mattick's
Local cyclists take the Lochside trail to and from Mattick's
View from Lochside Bike Trail overlooking the Saanich Peninsula
View from Lochside Bike Trail overlooking the Saanich Peninsula | Source
Mattick's is a relaxing oasis
Mattick's is a relaxing oasis
with landscaped gardens and lots of places to take in the atmosphere
with landscaped gardens and lots of places to take in the atmosphere
The grocery Store offers a wide range of local produce
The grocery Store offers a wide range of local produce | Source
Garden centre
Garden centre | Source

Mattick's Farm - an oasis for all the family to enjoy

According to those who knew him Bill Mattick the once owner of the land that is now Mattick's Farm and Golf Course was larger than life. A brief history of Bill can be found at : http://www.saywardhill.com/blog/?cat=27.

Today Mattick's Farm offers visitors and locals a delightful oasis to spend the day or part therof eating, shopping, taking time for a spa treat, playing mini golf, or the real thing at the golf course next door.

Situated in Cordova Bay, near Victoria in Saanich on Vancouver Island you can visit Mattick's Farm by bus, by car or by bike. On fair weather days a steady stream of cyclists take in the eye catching view of the Saanich Peninsula over top of the houses.

The unique collection of arts and crafts stores, clothing and designer boutiques are a refreshing change from high street chain stores and big box store shopping. The supermarket offers fresh and mostly locally grown fruit and vegetables and Vancouver Island raised meats.

Both the" tea garden" in which you can get amazing breakfasts and lunch or afternoon tea in Mattick's Farm and the restaurant at the golf course next door have a wide variety of home cooked food - for a casual snack or a full course lunch with excellent wine at quite reasonable prices.

Links to some of the Stores, restaurants and things to do at Mattcik's:

adriennesteagarden.com - breakfast lunch and tea, also offers take out sandwiches, pastries (including gluten free) and coffee.

http://www.matticksfarm.com/merchants/mini%20golf/mini_golf.htm The mini golf range offers two spacious and well laid out courses.

http://www.thegalleryatmatticksfarm.com/ The gallery features local artists and displays a wide range of styles of painting, ceramic arts and pottery

www.purevictoria.com A Day spa at which to pamper yourself

For more information go to: www.matticksfarm.com

Directions

By Car: If you are travelling from downtown Victoria, take the Pat Bay Highway (17) towards the ferry. Exit right at Royal Oak Drive. Turn left onto Cordova Bay Road. Mattick's farm will be on your right before the golf course.

By Bus: NO 32 from downtown. Approx 40 mins travel time.

By Bike: Take Lochside Trail from Royal Oak Drive. For more information on biking and walking trails see: http://www.ourbc.com/discover_bc/recreation/trails/lochside/lochside_trail.htm









How to get there.....

5 stars for Mattick's Farm
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Craft stores offer a range of unique local arts and products.....and make a change from chain and big box shoppingEat a snack or grab a coffee outside....or insideand don't forget the yummy ice cream...in so many flavours
Craft stores offer a range of unique local arts and products.....
Craft stores offer a range of unique local arts and products.....
and make a change from chain and big box shopping
and make a change from chain and big box shopping
Eat a snack or grab a coffee outside
Eat a snack or grab a coffee outside
....or inside
....or inside
and don't forget the yummy ice cream
and don't forget the yummy ice cream
...in so many flavours
...in so many flavours

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    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      We are a great destination but make sure to go to Victoria on Vancouver Island not Vancouver:-)

    • WD Curry 111 profile image

      WD Curry 111 

      6 years ago from Space Coast

      When you live in Florida, where do you go on vacation. That's right . . . Canada! I have never been to Vancouver, but this sounds like a great destination, and you made it so inviting. I can ride my bike in the summer without sweltering half to death.

    • Lizam1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lizam1 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      Thank you pamela99.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a beautiful place and I love your pictures.

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