7 Blackberry picking spots in Victoria, BC

By Josh Wicks @the.vagrant.optimist

Vancouver Island is abundant with wild blackberry bushes. If you're around Victoria from August to mid September, you can find your share of blackberries and get in on the good picking at these choice locations!

Blackberry picking spots in Victoria, BC Map

Blackberry picking spots in Victoria, BC Places

  • Galloping Goose Trail
    • the.vagrant.optimist

      Let's start with the most fun way to pick wild blackberries in Victoria. Hop on a bicycle and ride the famous Galloping Goose Trail that weaves throughout the city and its parks. There are blackberry bushes growing along many different parts of the trail. It's a great opportunity to actively tour the city while stopping for some satisfying fresh snacks too.

  • Bowker Creek
    • the.vagrant.optimist

      Not a lot of people know about Bowker Creek so keep this one to yourself. Find your way to the corner of Pearl Street and Townley Street. Bowker Creek runs parallel to Townley street with a row of trees and plenty of wild blackberry bushes waiting to be picked.

  • University of Victoria
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      Ring road is the one-way street that encircles the University of Victoria. Enjoy a scholarly walk around campus while picking and eating blackberries from the plentiful bushes that run along the road.

  • Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
    • the.vagrant.optimist

      You can make a full day out of picking blackberries and swimming at either of these connected lakes. There is also a multiuse trail that wraps all the way around the lakes. It's a fun, flat 10Km hike. Stock up on berries and find more along the trail.

  • MacAulay Point Park
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      Take in a beautiful view and catch some ocean breeze as you fill your boots with blackberries at this beautiful seaside park with lots of tables and pleasant places to sit and picnic.

  • Tillicum Park
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      Take a good walk around this dog-friendly park and you're sure to spot blackberry bushes growing wildly. Remember to leave the low-hanging blackberries alone as they are probably covered in dog pee.

  • Adanac Street
    • the.vagrant.optimist

      Find Adanac Street just a few blocks from Royal Jubilee hospital. Head east until the street dead-ends. Voila! Blackberries galore.

  • Galloping Goose Trail

    Let's start with the most fun way to pick wild blackberries in Victoria. Hop on a bicycle and ride the famous Galloping Goose Trail that weaves throughout the city and its parks. There are blackberry bushes growing along many different parts of the trail. It's a great opportunity to actively tour the city while stopping for some satisfying fresh snacks too.

    August 14, 2021
  • Bowker Creek

    Not a lot of people know about Bowker Creek so keep this one to yourself. Find your way to the corner of Pearl Street and Townley Street. Bowker Creek runs parallel to Townley street with a row of trees and plenty of wild blackberry bushes waiting to be picked.

    August 14, 2021
  • University of Victoria

    Ring road is the one-way street that encircles the University of Victoria. Enjoy a scholarly walk around campus while picking and eating blackberries from the plentiful bushes that run along the road.

    August 14, 2021
  • Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

    You can make a full day out of picking blackberries and swimming at either of these connected lakes. There is also a multiuse trail that wraps all the way around the lakes. It's a fun, flat 10Km hike. Stock up on berries and find more along the trail.

    August 14, 2021
  • MacAulay Point Park

    Take in a beautiful view and catch some ocean breeze as you fill your boots with blackberries at this beautiful seaside park with lots of tables and pleasant places to sit and picnic.

    August 14, 2021
  • Tillicum Park

    Take a good walk around this dog-friendly park and you're sure to spot blackberry bushes growing wildly. Remember to leave the low-hanging blackberries alone as they are probably covered in dog pee.

    August 14, 2021
  • Adanac Street

    Find Adanac Street just a few blocks from Royal Jubilee hospital. Head east until the street dead-ends. Voila! Blackberries galore.

    August 12, 2021