Goldstream is a very diverse neighbourhood in Langford, one of the west shore communities near Victoria BC. Diverse because the corridor that Goldstream inhabits stretches from almost the centre of Langford, with a vibrant commercial centre where new development has created a bustling village, through to a world famous provincial park cradling the innermost reaches of the Saanich inlet where the wilderness and natural beauty are absolutely breathtaking.
The commercial centre of Goldstream Village has undergone a serious makeover in recent years and the beautification project has created a new atmosphere that is welcoming and where business thrives.
At the other end of Goldstream, you’ll find the quintessential west coast experience, where mountains clothed in conifers slope steeply down to the ocean. The Goldstream River flows through a narrow valley, emptying into the inlet through the filter of a serene salt marsh.
Goldstream Provincial Park protects this incredible habitat and allows visitors to get up close and personal with nature. Generations of Victoria’s schoolchildren have made the annual pilgrimage to Goldstream each fall to witness the spawning salmon, a sobering and fascinating lesson in the circle of life. As the salmon finish out their life cycle the eagles move in, providing an excellent opportunity to study these fierce raptors.
Goldstream Park also contains miles of hiking trails, a campground that is open year round, and educational programs at the Goldstream Nature House.
Happy Valley is a rural agricultural and residential neighbourhood in south Langford
, bordering on the municipality of Metchosin
. This neighbourhood contains agricultural lands (ALR designated) as well as residential developments and has a distinctly friendly, laid back country atmosphere.
As one of Langford’s oldest neighbourhoods, Happy Valley is home to several unique farming ventures such as the Happy Valley Lavendar and Herb Farm, Littler Farms and Chidlow Farm. Langford is truly fortunate to have within its borders a variety of suppliers of fresh, local farm produce!
Families with school aged children can send them to:
Happy Valley offers the ambiance of rural living with all the conveniences of city life nearby. There is ample shopping at Westshore Town Centre or in Millstream Village and Goldstream Village. Recreational facilities include the Juan de Fuca Rec Centre, the YMCA/YWCA Aquatic Centre or VI Fitness Centre for Women. Play a round of Golf at Bear Mountain or Olympic View Golf courses.