From the bustling capital city of Victoria to the quieter nearby communities in the region, it’s easy to step into nature and enjoy a meal with fido by your side.
At Moka House Cook Street Village in Victoria, they love their four-legged customers as much as coffee! Place your order inside (don’t forget to ask the barista for a dog treat), before heading out to the patio to see why it’s “arguably the best patio in the city.”
About 30-minutes away is Scafe Hill. This off-leash dog hike is one of the best trails to visit with your dog. Once you’ve reached the top, stay for a while to soak in the views of Saanich and Gowlland Tod Provincial Park.
You’re going to be hungry after hiking, so visit The Fickle Fig in North Saanich. This year-round casual café and farmer’s market serves up seasonable dishes, along with an assortment of savoury and sweet treats. Dogs are welcome to dine with their humans at the picnic tables on the front lawn.
Wet your whistle with a patio pint at Bad Dog Brewing Company in Sooke, good dogs allowed on the patio.
Then settle in for the evening at Sooke Harbour House; they understand that pets are part of the family. Your pup will be greeted with a big cozy bed to sleep in, along with treats, hiking trails and beach access on your doorstep.