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Victoria BC - Walking The Dallas Road and Dog Park

Updated on April 29, 2012

Paragliding at Cloverpoint on The Dallas Road Waterfront Victoria BC

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Dallas Road overlooking the Olympic Mountains
Dallas Road overlooking the Olympic Mountains | Source

A beautiful walk for humans and dog lovers

The Dallas Road is an oceanside walk that begins at Ogden point in the James Bay area up to Fairfield and the Ross Bay Cemetery where several famous locals are buried including Emily Carr (artist), Billy Barker (founded gold at Barkerville) and Sir James Douglas (fur trader, governor of Vancouver Island, 1851-63).

http://www.explorevancouverisland.com/Dallas_Road_Walkway_Victoria_BC.htm

With a comfortable pair of walking shoes the walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. There are lots of things to see and marvel in along the route as well as plenty of benches to sit and take in the view of the Olympic Mountains.

Starting at the Ogden Point end you can fortify yourself with a delicious ice cream, coffee or lunch from the Ogden Point Cafe which offers a family friendly range of meals and snacks with inside and exterior dining areas. www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g154945-d785068-Reviews-...

There are several beaches along the route - although most of them are not sandy they offer great places to find unusual stones, driftwood and places to picnic.

From the Beacon Hill Park section of the walkway you can see the world's tallest totem pole at 127 feet 7 inches high.

Dog lovers and walkers will enjoy the off the leash park that offers dogs of all sizes and varieties and their owners an opportunity to meet and greet each other.

Whale watching boats, cargo ships, huge ocean liners, sail boats, wind surfers and paragliders all add to the interest of things to watch.

Tiny birds, large and small dogs, humans from 5 months to 95, pathways and trails, open spaces and quiet spots offer something for everyone - this walk is a must see and do when you visit Victoria BC on Vancouver Island.

The Dallas Road - A Walk in Pictures - Victoria BC

View from Dallas Road of the Olympic Mountains and Port Angeles
View from Dallas Road of the Olympic Mountains and Port Angeles | Source
The Duck Pond - where are the ducks today? Small boat modellers also race their crafts here.
The Duck Pond - where are the ducks today? Small boat modellers also race their crafts here. | Source
Mile 0 - the start of the Trans Canada Highway
Mile 0 - the start of the Trans Canada Highway | Source
A safe off the leash space for doggies to enjoy.......
A safe off the leash space for doggies to enjoy....... | Source
....meet their friends.....
....meet their friends..... | Source
....play with their siblings....
....play with their siblings.... | Source
...take a stroll.....
...take a stroll..... | Source
..and sniff out the competition.
..and sniff out the competition.
Wind Surfers get blown around.
Wind Surfers get blown around. | Source
A habitat for small birds
A habitat for small birds | Source
Beacon Hill offers play parks for children, a petting zoo and beautiful landscaped and natural habitat for flowers, trees and plants.
Beacon Hill offers play parks for children, a petting zoo and beautiful landscaped and natural habitat for flowers, trees and plants. | Source
Views from the ground up.
Views from the ground up. | Source
Dallas Road is a place for all ages and abilities.
Dallas Road is a place for all ages and abilities. | Source
Whale watchers returning home.www.eaglewingtours.com
Whale watchers returning home.www.eaglewingtours.com | Source
One of the many beaches.
One of the many beaches.

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks Debbie, it certainly is a treasure. Hope you do get here one day.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow what a great hub. I wish I could visit I love the pictures they made me feel like I was there..

      We need a park like that around here.

      voted up

      Debbie

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks......we are very fortunate to live here.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great photos. Wish we had a park like that around here for our dog. Thanks for shariing.