Nov. 6, 2020
Bear Mountain may be best known for its golf courses and resort accommodations, but it is also one of Langford's most luxurious neighbourhoods.
Just 20 minutes away from all that Victoria (and its surrounding areas) has to offer, Bear Mountain is one of the most sought-after communities in the area. It’s the perfect hub from which to explore Southern Vancouver Island. Most attractions are just a short walk or quick drive away and can be enjoyed in a single day. Best of all, when you live here, you will have a tranquil home to look forward to at the end of your adventure!
Canada’s urban resort community, Bear Mountain is an Ecoasis resort and golf community. Live here and experience the rugged nature of the west coast! This is one of the few places in Greater Victoria where you can golf, hike, bike, play tennis, spa, dine out, or shop, all within a charming village atmosphere. Breathtaking west coast architecture and lush landscaping is anchored by the only back-to-back Nicklaus golf courses in Canada. This community is dedicated to sustainability and to creating a connected and progressive community. Part of this plan includes creating and preserving much of the area’s green spaces. Parks and green space reduce pollution, raise property values, and provide a venue for the entire community to stay active. Many of the parks throughout the municipality are connected by the City's award-winning trail network.
We really love the juxtaposition of nature in the Highlands, with urban vibrancy in Langford. It’s a truly unique combination and each offers highly desirable lifestyle choices that enrich the character of the overall community.” – Dan Matthews, Managing Partner and Founder of Ecoasis
Besides boasting an abundance of parks and trails, Bear Mountain offers several options for boutique shopping, inspired dining, and luxurious pools and spas, frequent cultural events, and enough recreational activities to satisfy even the most active outdoor enthusiast! There truly is something here for everyone.
Featured Bear Mountain Attractions
There are so many pretty, different, unique places to live in Victoria and Bear Mountain is one of the newest!
Here are some of our recommendations for when you live there:
Dining and Entertainment
Jack’s Place #jacksplacebearmountain
After a good hike around the mountain, you’re bound to work up a thirst! Located by the second mountain green, in the heart of the Bear Mountain Resort Village, we’ll often head over to Jack’s Place, a great neighbourhood pub that feels a little bit like Cheers. When you walk in everyone knows your name and it’s awesome!
The menu boasts all your classics, and a savoury selection ranging from burgers, pizzas, and pasta, to THE BEST Sushi! They offer a sampling of specialty beers–from draft to bottled–and a large selection of wines. There’s a fabulous outdoor patio, and it’s become a popular spot for special functions, BBQs and weddings. Inside, you’ll find large screen TVs and a games room that includes a pool table and various other games. During the summer months, there is a white sand outdoor beach volleyball court, and for when you just want to hang out on your patio with friends, there are of course several liquor store options nearby.
Friday Night Flights in The Cellar at Westin Bear Mountain Resort #westinbearmountainresort
Every week the Westin hosts an intimate gathering where their experienced Sommelier handpicks a wine region and features a well (or not-so-well) known vintage. Get dressed-up and head down to the wine cellar to sample wines from all over the world! The wines are always different and the sommelier is very knowledgeable. Complete with cheese and canapés, this fun evening makes for an unforgettable and sophisticated experience. It’s truly a great way to spend a Friday night.
Movies & Theatre
Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas
Isabelle Reader Theatre
Music on the Mountain
In support of live music in Victoria, the Masters Lounge and Westin Patio hosts live music featuring local, renowned or up-and-coming artists.
Events in Langford
Great Canadian Casino
Salons and Spas
Twist Hair Salon is a full service hair, nails and waxing salon provided in a unique, relaxing and elegant atmosphere.
Amatista Spa at Bear Mountain, a spectacular new spa at the Westin, combines the natural serenity of the area with state-of-the-art technologies to create an idyllic mountain escape.
Westshore Town Centre
Mountain Market #mountain.market
Though open from 6 AM – 9 PM daily, on Saturday mornings we like to head over to the Mountain Market with the dogs–it’s a little coffee shop and market in the village that offers a wide variety of groceries, including local and craft products, fantastic coffee and fresh sandwiches! Pack a light lunch and go for a hike after, it’s the best way to work off the wine-ache from your Friday flights….yikes!
Goldstream Farmers Market
Just a short drive off the Mountain, located in the heart of Langford, is the Goldstream Farmers Market. Every Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM, from May to October, you’ll find locally-grown and locally-processed agricultural products and creative, artisan crafts.
The Market supports and promotes a sustainable and vibrant local agricultural industry and craft community by providing an outlet for the farmers and artists of Langford and the West Shore. Local musicians and entertainers provide atmosphere throughout the day and non-profit groups share their community stories. If you grow it, make it, or bake it, come sell it!
Easily, the most popular attractions here are the two world-class Nicklaus Golf Courses: the rugged, challenging Mountain Course and the more serene Valley Course. Combined, these two courses represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. All fees for both courses include power cart with GPS, club valet and club cleaning services, and warm up balls on the practice facility.
Another popular recreation amenity is Canada's largest indoor/outdoor red clay court tennis centre.
A mecca for trail and cross country riding and chosen by Cycling Canada as their year-round training grounds for the National Mountain Bike Team, the bike park at Bear Mountain is open for riding every day of the year. Experience the network of intermediate to advanced west coast single track, sweeping flow lines, and scenic climbs.
Westhills Stadium (Rugby Canada, Rebels Football, Highlanders Soccer)
The Q Centre (Grizzlies Hockey, Shamrocks Lacrosse)
Fitness and Swimming
The North Langford Recreation Centre provides premium amenities and a variety of health and wellness opportunities for all levels of fitness. Featuring ladies only & co-ed gyms, group classes tennis, year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub and more. During the summer months, you can relax cabana-style at the poolside restaurant.
Bear Mountain is also just a short 10 minute drive to the famed Sooke Potholes and two beautiful swimming lakes: Thetis Lake and Langford Lake.
Amusement Parks & Racing
All Fun Amusement Park
Eagle Ridge Centre (bowling, water park, Kids Play Zone, mini golf, ice rink)
WildPlay Element Parks
Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
Learn about the wildlife, history, and natural beauty of Sooke and Colwood while having fun! Soar amongst the treetops, tackle different obstacles, or go for a bumpy ride.
Parks & Trails
No matter what the activity, the City of Langford has a park for it. Green spaces abound in Langford, from the lush Goldstream Provincial Park to Veteran's Memorial Park. Public spaces promote healthy living and a sense of place and community. Serene lakes and green spaces raise property values, reduce pollution, and provide a venue for sport and activity. The City continues to develop their award-winning pedestrian trail network and bicycle transportation routes within the growing town, working to make places where every resident and visitor can create positive memories. From accessible playgrounds and facilities to wilderness areas, there is something for everyone in Langford's parks!
Goldstream Provincial Park
Mt. Finlayson & Gowlland Tod Provincial Park
Francis King Regional Park
East Sooke Park
Outdoor Winter Ice Skating
During the wintertime the outdoor skating rink is transformed into a beautiful and romantic Winter Wonderland. This is a magical place to spend time with family, friends and loved ones.
The City of Langford shines with amenities for families and individuals. From annual and seasonal events that draw thousands to amazing facilities with something for everyone, Langford is southern Vancouver Island's playground.