Travel Info

Victoria is one of the most beautiful places on earth.  Perched on the southern tip of Vancouver Island on the southwest coast of Canada, Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences.  As an island destination, Victoria offers visitors an escape to a more laid back pace and the best of super natural British Columbia.  Enjoy all the amenities that the City has to offer and drive a few minutes to escape to pristine wilderness and solitude.


Victoria’s airport (YYJ) has flights to and from most major airports.  The island also has regular ferry service from the BC mainland via BC Ferries and from Washington State via the Coho Ferry.

The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa is happy to offer the guests of  SwimRun Victoria a discounted room rate. Rooms are based upon availability and rates are applicable for the duration of the event only. Please follow the hyperlink to book your reservation: Westin Reservations. (15% off BAR Rate) or call our toll-free reservation line 1-888-533-2327 and quote SET 346749 to receive your preferred rate.

The BC Legislature lights up in the evening, on the Victoria Harbour.
The BC Legislature, in Victoria.

August can be a busy month for tourism in Victoria. It is recommended that those seeking hotel accommodation for SwimRun Victoria make arrangements well in advance.


Thetis lake, our race venue, is located 10km from downtown Victoria and is accessible by public transportation and paved bike path.  Please note that public transport is not an option for race morning and transit buses do not run early on Sundays.  Taxis are easily accessible and can be booked in advance.

Bear Mountain Resort, our host hotel, is just a 10 minute drive from the race site.  Race day shuttles between the hotel and race site can be arranged (please email us if interested).