Off-Leash Dog Hikes in Victoria

Licensed, Insured, Certified in Canine First Aid

Woofers enjoy a minimum 1.5 hours out in nature!

If you have a small dog I have a Wee Woofer Wednesday group in the afternoons in the fall/winter/spring!

I hold my hikes Monday-Thursday. Pick-ups start at 8:30 drop-offs in the early afternoon.

$30 + GST per hike

Pick-Up and Drop-Off areas are generally in James Bay, Fairfield, Gonzales, Oak Bay, Fernwood, Rockland, Harris Green, Downtown. There is always a possibility that your home is along the way to where we are headed for our hike so please reach out and we’ll see if we can make it work.

email: marinaavros (at)

I would like to acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations communities – past, present, and future – for their stewardship, care, and leadership on these lands.


“Our dog Rosie is really high energy, and her daily hikes with Woofers in the Woods keep us all sane. She loves to romp on trails and beaches with a small controlled pack, and we love that she is getting plenty of exercise and enrichment. Marina is reliable, conscientious, and very sweet with the dogs. Rosie absolutely adores her, and we do too!” –Lisa Goddard, Fairfield

“Marina is very pleasant and professional. She has excellent communication skills with both people and pooches. Our 5 year old Spoodle is very high energy and these hikes are fantastic. Bailey has been going twice a week for many months and he always comes back happy and (thankfully) tired out. He clearly loves the walks, the dogs and Marina” – Irene Zafferoni

“When Harvey leaves every week to spend the day with the pack and Marina I know he’ll have fun, stay safe, and return exhausted but happy.  I can think of no better way for a dog to spend his day! Marina is respectful, patient and fun – basically the perfect pack leader.  I highly recommend her if you are interested in letting your dog spend the day with friends!” – Francesca Wheler

“Marina was introduced to my son and me about 1 year ago. Our dog Kerry is a small to mid sized dog and is a part of the Wee Woofers outings. She lovers her 3.5 hour adventures. They always go to interesting parts of the city to explore. Marina is a very kind, thoughtful and trusting person who puts her Woofers as top priority.” – Shannon Von Kaldenberg

 “When Marina comes in to our home our dogs get all excited because they know they are soon to go on another amazing adventure! Marina is a great pack leader and our dogs respect and love her.” – Carla Hyslop

“I’ll admit, before I met Marina and Ember I didn’t have very many interactions with dogs as I am allergic and also a Cat person.  Over time I realized how amazing Ember is and I know a huge part of that is because of the solid leadership and attentiveness that Marina has provided for her dog.  Many people don’t realize it but Ember is a Cat Whisperer.  I never in a million years thought that my cats would have a dog friend but because of Ember’s calm and respectful demeanor the cats have totally warmed to her presence whenever they visit.  Marina is very loving towards my cats and always takes the time to give them her undivided attention.  I trust her to be in my home caring for them if ever I am away!” – Tanya Battersby