About us

It’s easy to be active when you live at Dockside Green:

  • Hop on your bicycle. The 55-kilometre Galloping Goose rail-trail runs past the front door.
  • Roll your canoe across the street. Paddle left for the tree-lined Gorge Waterway. Paddle right for Victoria’s busy Inner Harbour, right again for the Pacific Ocean.
  • Lace up your walking shoes. Dozens of parks and trails await, with ocean views, flowers blooming, and pleasant weather year-round.

We are an older couple, retired since 2002. Victoria, British Columbia is our home base.

Staying active is one of our retirement goals, and we aim to hike, bike, or paddle every single day. Check out our blog posts, and you will see how we are working towards our goal. We even managed to hike, bike, and paddle while on a four-month world cruise.

Planning camping trips for grandchildren

The call of the loon, the slap of a beaver’s tale, the crackle of a campfire at the end of the paddling day. Sharing these experiences with grandchildren is one of life’s greatest joys. We have done camping trips with all five of our grandchildren. Some tips we discovered can be found here.

Grandsons Nick and Nathan on Turner Lake