10-20 Minutes Away

  If the ocean and beach are what you are looking for, you can take a short 10 min walk along the Ron Wier Trail to Weir's Beach. This is a child friendly sandy beach with beautiful views of Victoria and the Olympic Mountain Range.

 weir beach victoria b.c. near wildslope farm
kids at matheson lake bc

 Matheson Lake,  a beautiful natural lake with a sandy swimming beach as well as a small island that can be reached just a quick swim from shore.  There is also a nice walk/hike all the way around the lake (approx. 1 hr).  The park and lake are located just 3.5 km from Wildslope, along the Galloping Goose Trail or driving - parking is available(for a map of the galloping goose trail, different markers and tips, click here)

galloping goose trail in metchosin b.c.

weir beach  in metchosin b.c. near canadian farmstay at wildslope farm

Pedder Bay Marina is a full service marina offering boat, kayak and bike rentals and guided salmon and halibut fishing.  The Marina is a 10 minute drive or a 20 minute Bike ride along the Galloping Goose Trail.  If you are interested in the coastal systems in Metchosin and close to Pedder Bay Marina, click here

coho salmon at pedder bay marina near wildslope farm

We are located  right next door to Lester B Pearson College of the Pacific.  Visitors are welcome at the College, but asked to check in at college office first.

Metchosin Sunday Market  (11-2) (May-Oct), baking, fruits and vegetables, eggs, homemade soap and bath products. Have lunch - sausage on a bun from the Galloping Goose Sausage Company, while you listen to a local musician.  Other Vancouver Island Markets.

MyChosen Cafe has it all in the way of food, filling sized portions, fresh food with a childrens menu and a cozy atmosphere.  Ice cream and a small picnic area with a few farm animals.  (ATM machine inside)

MyChosen Pizza, if you feel like pizza, you can have it delivered to you, or pick up and take to a nearby park or beach.

Broken Paddle Coffee House, a small cafe with great coffee and baking - don't miss Wednesdays - special mulligatawny soup - mmmm!

Stinking Fish Studio - MAC

Jazzercise, get some exercise, feel invigorated and have fun! - the closest classes are held at the Metchosin Hall or Westmont Montessori School (5-10 minutes from the house)

 Yoga - these aren't normally drop in classes, but in some cases there is space in the class and a drop in would be welcome - $11/class

Feeling like a manicure, pedicure or facial?  Book with Christine Esthetics - 250-391-9392, go to Christine or she can come to the house for a manicure or pedicure.

Atman Massage (Registered Massage Therapists) Kara Sorensen, RMT & Ginger Dowd, RMT)

School House Studio

Metchosin School Museum

Stinking Fish Studio Tour

Lavender Farm 

Devonian Park - gorgeous walk through the tall Douglas Firs and Garry Oak meadows - this walk takes you down to the pebbled Taylor Beach, where you can continue to walk along or go back up through the bridal trail. 

Wittys Beach/Lagoon

Olympic View Golf Course - golf course approx. 15 minutes away, beautiful views while you play a round of golf, or practice putting.  Full service restaurant

Metchosin Golf and Country Club

Green Acres - Driving Range

Aylard Farm - East Sooke Park - a few different walks to meet your fitness level, also a great location to see the turkey vultures migrating south.

Smokin Tuna Cafe - a small location, right on the water - open seasonally and serving local produce as much as possible.

20-30 Minutes Away

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