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Where to next on Vancouver Island: Pedder Bay Marina

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Pedder Bay Marina

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If you’re looking for a quiet spot with few distractions and incredible island views, the small Marina at Pedder Bay may just be one of Van Isles best kept secrets.

Located in Metchosin, about 20 minutes from Victoria, this small marina is a great place to launch your own vessel or stroll around the jetties watching the Harbour Seals waiting for scraps off the fishing boats arriving with their daily catch.

Sunset quiet coveThe location is a glorious sun trap right in a small valley inlet that is awesome to play in when the tide is out.

The outside seating area is great for relaxing with a cup of coffee, watching the world pass by while Eagles fish in the estuary opposite and if you time it right and listen very carefully, you might be able to hear distant howling wolves. The abundance of creatures going about their day while chilling in the sunshine is spectacular.

Stone fire pit and picnic table overlooking boats in the Pedder Bay marinaThe marina also has a spacious camping and RV resort, making it the perfect weekend getaway if you want more than a one-day visit.

If you are looking to make a full day at Pedder Bay, there are many options to keep you busy.

Hiking

Hikes in the area include a trail network where you can find a small beautiful double waterfall. Connection to the historic Barde Knockie Trail that used to be the only overland connection between Sooke and Victoria and is one of the oldest colonial trails still in use in British Columbia. AllTrails Map

Pedder Bay Creek Waterfall
During rainy season there is a double waterfall hidden in the forest up Pedder Bay Creek. In the summer, the creek will dry up but the walk is still beautiful and relatively easy, taking you through a lush forest. The 2km hike starts in the RV park just past the bunkies and up the dirt road.

RV Resort

The Pedder Bay RV Resort offers full services, private lots and oceanfront sites. Located in a remote location in a quiet bay, it’s an excellent spot for any visitor. And they now have “Bunkies” which are mini cabins for rent by the night.

On The Water

Pedder Bay offers mooring for boats but has one of the area’s best selections of rental opportunities from fishing boats, fishing gear and kayaks. They operate on first come, first serve so on a hot summer weekend plan to get there early if you’re looking to rent a boat.

So, with a three-lane boat launch ramp, boat rentals, guided fishing charters, gear rental and a tackle shop. There are a lot of options to get you out on the water!

For more info on Pedder Bay RV Resort and Marina, visit their website.

Pedder Bay Marina and RV campground Map

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When you’re gearing up for an outdoor adventure on Vancouver Island, the key is to dress in layers, no matter the season. The island’s weather can throw curveballs, with conditions varying significantly from the sheltered forests to the breezy coastlines.

For those cool winter escapades, your go-to should include quality rain gear, topped off with a cozy beanie or toque, and a pair of light gloves to keep the chill at bay.

Summer explorers, don’t be fooled by the warmer temps; that same waterproof shell that kept you dry in the winter will be your best friend against the cool ocean breezes.

Remember, the right clothing and gear can make or break your outdoor experience on Vancouver Island, ensuring you enjoy every moment, come rain or shine.

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Modified: October 6, 2023
Last Visit: May 19, 2023

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