The Songhees Walkway, also known as the West Bay Walkway, is one of the most pleasant places in Victoria for a run or a stroll. There are great views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the snow-capped Olympics to the south. The path is paved, flat, well-lit, and has lots of benches along the way. There are also some fun restaurants and bars for a post-run treat. We’ve put together two options.
Short Option – 6 km: A straightforward out and back, from the Johnson St. Bridge to the marina at West Bay.
Longer/Loop Option – 9 km: Combine with the Galloping Goose Trail, which runs north along the west side of the harbor. Run the Songhees and then double back. At the 5 km mark, LEFT on Bay St., heading northeast for a hilly km, and then left on the Galloping Goose Trail, for 1 km to Banfield Park. Then head back on the trail, following Harbour Rd. to the start. You can also continue on the GG trail for many km north — there are km markers the entire way.