Five hiking trails to explore when visiting Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island, including Jocelyn Peak in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, the Train Trestle Bridge or Mount Finlayson in Goldstream Provincial Park, and more.
Last year, I spent some time cleaning out my grandparent’s house and I came across a time capsule of things, including some hiking trail brochures from Home Oil called the Happy Trails Collection. Being that I’m too young to remember and Google didn’t have much information, I found out from relatives that Home Oil was a gas station with multiple locations in the Vancouver area through the 70’s and 80’s. They would give out these free maps when you filled your car with gas. Apparently the maps were not just hiking trails but also maps of other BC towns and city maps for tourists.