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Galloping Goose Trail access to Birds of a Feather B&B

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Galloping Goose Trail Aldeane Royal Roads University

Part of the Trans Canada Trail which traverses Canada, the Galloping Goose and Peninsula Trails form one of the most picturesque trail systems in Canada. Built upon the abandoned rail beds and trestles of that railway legacy, the Galloping Goose and Peninsula Trails connect our transportation past with our transportation future. You can travel for nearly 60 kilometers on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. You can cycle, walk, or ride a horse along this former rail line past some of B.C.’s finest scenery.

Birds of a Feather B&B is easily accessible from the Galloping Goose Trail which makes it ideal for visitors traveling along the Goose. Loaner bicycles are available to our B&B guests. Coastal Cycles, also along the Galloping Goose trail just minutes from here also rent bicylces.

There are 2 exit points in Colwood forn easy access to Birds of a Feather B&B.

Option #1 - Ocean Blvd. Route (Scenic forest - ocean - one steep hill)

  • when the Goose comes out at Sooke Rd. across the street from Dennys go left to the intersection / traffic lights at Sooke Rd / Wale Rd. / Ocean Blvd. and follow Ocean Blvd.
  • 150 meters after getting on to Ocean Blvd. stay left to continue along Ocean Blvd. through the forest past Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse, then over the bridge
  • still on Ocean Blvd. with the Esquimalt Lagoon to your right and the ocean to your left continue for 2 km until you reach Lagoon Rd where you'll turn right
  • go up (steep hill) Lagoon Rd. to Heatherbell and turn right
  • at the bottom of Heatherbell turn right on to Portsmouth; we are the very last house on the waterfront side - park your bicycles in our garage.

Galloping Goose trail access to Ocean Blvd in Colwood nex to the White Spot

 

Option #2 - Forest short-cut through Royal Roads University (downhill - red line on aerial photo below)

  • stay on the Goose until you come up alongside the entrance to Royal Roads University (traffic lights) at the Aldeane sign
  • enter RRU and follow University Drive all the way down to and along the waterfront and then loop back up to the first paved sideroad to the left (no name)
  • this sideroad is paved for a short distance and then turns in to a dirt road / path
  • go along this dirt road and at the first place where you need to choose which path to continue on choose the small trail to the left and go 100 metres to the gate in the fence where you'll come out on to a public access driveway.
  • the driveway comes out on to Heatherbell, then 200 metres along Heatherbell turn left on to Portsmouth Drive - big yellow house at the end of the road is Birds of a Feather B&B - park your bikes in our garage

bicycle access through Roayl Roads University from the Galloping Goose Trail

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