Welcome to Bear Mountain | Langford
This sophisticated area is family-friendly and full of opportunities for adventure.
The Langford and Bear Mountain area is known for its breathtaking scenery, family-friendly vibe, and plenty of outdoor activities. Located just 13 kilometres from the heart of Victoria, Langford blends the peaceful life of a resort community with easy access to B.C.’s capital city.
In the 1850s, the settlement of Langford first began as the site of one of the Hudson Bay Company’s farms. The community continued to grow in the early 1860s when a brief gold rush led prospectors to the area in what is now Goldstream Provincial Park.
For years, visitors have been drawn to the scenic sophistication of the area, and it was a popular vacation spot in the 19th century. This tradition of being an idyllic getaway continues with the Bear Mountain Resort.
Langford and the neighboring Bear Mountain Resort community are sophisticated, scenic, and conveniently located.
What to Love
- Convenient commute to the city of Victoria.
- Home to lush scenery, hiking trails, and public parks.
- The Bear Mountain Resort adds an air of sophistication to the community, with fine dining and entertainment opportunities.
Langford and Bear Mountain exude a classy, sophisticated atmosphere due to its resort community. With fine dining, golf, and a long history of being a popular vacation spot, life in this region can feel like a permanent staycation. Langford and Bear Mountain are perfect for those looking for an elegant community surrounded by scenic landscapes.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Located at the Bear Mountain Resort, Bella
is a sophisticated restaurant in a cozy and romantic venue. Its fresh West Coast cuisine is made with local ingredients. For a relaxed lounge with craft brews and cocktails, the Masters Lounge
(also located at Bear Mountain Resort) is the perfect destination. The lounge also offers indoor and outdoor dining and live music.
The Cellar Private Dining Room
is an exclusive spot nestled in the Bear Mountain Resort that is open to be rented for private events and receptions. The room is a true wine cellar, home to over 2,000 different bottles of wine from around the world. The Cellar also hosts a weekly Friday Night Flights event where a professional sommelier picks wines from a particular region that guests can taste and learn more about.
For a quick bite, head to The Mountain Market
, where you can stock up on groceries as well as grab a fresh sandwich or cup of coffee to go.
Things to Do
Goldstream Provincial Park
is an idyllic retreat from busy daily life. The forest is full of varied types of trees, including the rare arbutus tree, which can only be found on Vancouver Island and the British Columbian coastline. With hiking trails for all skill levels — including wheelchair-accessible paths — as well as picnic areas, waterfalls, and campsites, Goldstream Provincial Park is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
One of the most popular hikes in Goldstream Provincial Park is the Mount Finlayson
trail. While it is only 4 kilometres, it is a steep trek to the top, where hikers are treated to views of Langford.
The Mountain Course
at Bear Mountain offers another spectacular way to enjoy British Columbia’s natural beauty. This golf course is an exciting challenge for all skill levels and boasts views of the surrounding natural landscape.
Named for the late Jordie Lunn, a renowned dirt and mountain biker originally from Vancouver Island, Jordie Lunn Bike Park
is a public outdoor park in Langford where bikers and cyclists of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the sport. Admission to the bike park is free.
Schools in the area include:
- Lakewood Elementary School
- Millstream Elementary School
- Spencer Middle School
- Belmont Secondary School