Gowlland Tod


Gowlland Tod is an amazing park close to Victoria on southern Vancouver Island. The Provincial Park has more than 25 kilometres of trails, varying in degree of difficulty. The Gowlland Range sits at 1411 feet (430 metres) looking over Finlayson Arm, a unique fjord that only replenishes its marine waters once a year. Some of the trails offer spectacular views, as well as the chance to view more than 150 plant and animal species in their natural environment.

It is more commonly known as Tod Inlet and offers a range of trails. The main trailhead close to Brentwood Bay and consists of a wide main trail and smaller capillary trails. Many of these capillary trails have views of Tod Creek and as well as several waterfalls. The top of the main trail eventually opens to see views of the Tod inlet.


There are three park accesses: Tod Inlet, Mackenzie Bight and Caleb Pike. The Tod Inlet access is located near Brentwood Bay, off Wallace Drive; Mackenzie Bight access is located off Rossdurrance Road, off Willis Point Road; the Caleb Pike access is on Caleb Pike Road, off Millstream Road near Langford.