The Victoria Experience

The Complete Guide to Victoria, British Columbia

Dallas Road

Driving time from downtown: 5 min

Driving time: 10-20 minutes (if stopping at viewpoints)

Walking time: 30-45 minutes

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Dallas Road is a waterside stretch of road in Victoria BC that winds its way from downtown to the Fairfield neighbourhood. Highlights of this lovely drive include Clover point, the beautiful Dallas Road waterside trail part of which doubles as an off-leash dog area, lovely viewpoints and Mile 0 of the Trans-Canada Highway. 

Due to its beauty, almost any of Victoria's many tour companies will take this road, at least in part, to show off the stunning natural beauty of the area. The view looks out onto the Salish Sea and on a sunny day the views are endless. You will see boats, barges, tankers and many dinghies going out to sea in hopes of seeing a whale.

The Dallas Road Waterside Trail is about the same length of Dallas Road. It is a nice walk and includes Clover Point, where many tours and tourists come to park and look at the view. Part of the trail is an off-leash dog area, where you will see dozens of dogs walking, running, and chasing balls. Along this trail, there are beach areas, some sandy, and some rocky with lots of driftwood. 

 

The Mile 0 marker for the Trans-Canada Highway is located at the beginning of Dallas Road, across from Beacon Hill Park. This marker has become a popular stop on many Victoria visitors itinerary. Many stop to have their photo taken here.

Whenever we have family visiting, we make sure to take them for a drive along Dallas Road. The drive is beautiful rain or shine and makes for a relaxing and gorgeous outing. Nearby you can find Cook Street Village, Beacon Hill Park and Abkhazi Gardens.