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 DH81 (Non Feature DH)
Readers Rating: No. of Ratings: 2 
Distance: 26.2 km (16.2 mi) Traffic: Brutal

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At a Glance

This alternative route down the Saanich Peninsula from the Swartz Bay ferry terminal to Victoria beats the boring Pat Bay Hwy (Hwy 17) hands down. Starting in the flat, agricultural northern part of the peninsula, it kisses the seashore before moving inland through mixed fields and forests to solidly treed south Saanich. Although straightish at the start, the road gets curvier the closer you get to Victoria. Unfortunately, there’s also a lot of suburban traffic out here, and the nearer you get to Victoria the heavier it gets. Still, it's a sweetly engineered road with great pavement and varied scenery. Not convinced? Try the freeway drone next door and you will be.