As one of the fastest growing areas in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Langford has so much to offer! Just north of Victoria, the City of Langford or Westshore as it is also called, is a hot-spot on Vancouver Island for recreation, dining, shopping and so much more! Langford offers a great quality of life with numerous job and real estate opportunities with new neighbourhoods, new homes and townhouses being developed annually making Langford a great option for anyone looking to relocate to south Vancouver Island! Plus, EMR provides guests with short and long-term, furnished rentals so you can enjoy life on south Vancouver Island and house-hunt in comfort!
In Westshore town centre, guests will find many amenities, restaurants, shopping and entertainment including a large Cineplex Odeon movie theatre!
If you’re an avid golfer, Langford is the place for you! At Bear Mountain Resort, you’ll find not one, but two Nicklaus designed golf courses: the Valley Course and the Mountain Course. Whether you’re taking on one course or making an epic day of it on both, golfing at Bear Mountain is always an incredible experience and offers some of the best facilities and service on the South Island. Plus, you can find a five-star spa, tennis courts and gym with state-of-the-art equipment if golfing isn’t your thing!
Parking lot off Malahat Dr
As one of the most popular parks for camping and hiking on the South Island, Goldstream is a must when you’re exploring Langford! Whether you want to spend a day trekking through this old-growth temperate rain forest looking for waterfalls, camp amongst the trees or take kids on an easier path to the Visitor Center and see all the incredible displays, Goldstream has it all! If you’re in the area between October and December, you can watch the annual salmon run where the water is teeming with spawning salmon as they race upstream to lay their eggs.
In Goldstream, you can find the trailhead to Mount Finlayson, one of the steepest hikes in Greater Victoria that offers scenic views from the summit. This trail is very popular and busy on the weekends so aim for mid-week and be sure to bring plenty of water – this is a strenuous hike but the views from the top are worth it!
Located in the heart of the City of Langford, Langford Lake is a favourite place for locals and visitors to go swimming, boating, and fishing. It’s the largest of the three lakes in the Langford area and offers numerous boardwalks, a public beach, playground, and boat launch as well as many other access points to launch a vessel.
Right near the community of Westhills, you’ll find City Center Park, Langford’s top family entertainment and recreation destination. Here, you can go bowling, skating, or play a round of mini-golf and if you need to let the kids go wild, the PlayZone is an incredible indoor play place! Plus, it’s here that you can watch the local soccer and football teams play in Starlight Stadium and treat the family to some great food at City Center Grille!
Trail map – multiple access points
The Galloping Goose is an incredible 55 kilometre, multi-use trail that runs all the way from downtown Victoria to Sooke! Because the trail meanders through the municipalities of Colwood, View Royal, Esquimalt and Metchosin on the way to Sooke, it’s an incredibly popular cycling trail for commuters but it is also a great place to go for a jog, walk or even ride a horse through no matter where you’re staying! There are multiple access points to the trail from beginning to end so if you want to see where you can access it, take a look at the map linked above!
With its seamless blend of old-world charm and stunning natural beauty with modern architecture and forward-thinking urban development, it’s no wonder why downtown Victoria is one of the reasons that Victoria is consistently rated as one of the best destinations in Canada. In downtown, you can walk through historic sites and buildings, find incredible shopping and dining all while admiring the glittering ocean and beautiful greenery!
Florence Lake is one of the smaller lakes in Langford, but it offers so much, especially if you’re looking for a great spot to fish! With two boardwalks where you can easily drop a line and enjoy a beautiful day on the water plus a trail around the lake for walking or jogging, a boat launch and public beach area, Florence Lake is a great place to go if you’re looking for a calm spot in nature.
Located in the centre of Langford, Millstream Village is where you can find great shopping and dining all in one convenient location! Here, you can find the Market on Millstream, one of the best grocery stores in the area, several dining options, and large chain stores. For a complete list of businesses and information on events, check the link above!