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Victoria’s Parks

Moving from Calgary to Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group September 28, 2015

The Gas Prices are Nice But… Heck even the gas prices in Calgary are getting a second glance with an 11c per litre price jump on Monday the 28th that’s officially ruining the local optimism that comes with a sub $1/litre gas. Price Trends for Calgary Calgary Gas Prices Provided by GasBuddy.com   Calgary isn’t a frustrating/complex city, […]

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Entertaining the Elderly in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker March 18, 2015

Victoria BC is an incredible city with a wealth of culture and history that isn’t easily matched or beaten. Not content with being named after our Queen, we’re the capital city of our province and home to BC’s legislature. The downtown core is rich with Victorian buildings and architecture. Several days could be spent just […]

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Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park

by McLean Real Estate Group June 18, 2014

School is almost out and it’s high time for some unstructured play and summer relaxation.  One of my favourite local destinations is Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park in Metchosin.  Located off Metchosin Road, the park offers: Excellent bird watching (over 160 documented species) Hiking trails through coniferous forest, salt marsh and along the beach A nature […]

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The Trial Islands

by Jodi Baker May 7, 2014

The Trial Islands are two elongate islands and associated islets located just off the southeast tip of Vancouver Island near Victoria BC.  They are part of the municipality of Oak Bay and, since 1990, a designated ecological reserve created to protect 28 species of plants listed as rare within Canada. For most people who are […]

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Goldstream Provincial Park

by hwilde March 13, 2013

Ask almost anyone who is living in Victoria to name a nearby provincial park and nine times out of ten they will answer with ‘Goldstream Provincial Park’.  This spectacularly beautiful park is a world famous local treasure that has offered visitors the opportunity to experience west coast wilderness close to the city for many decades. […]

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Mount Wells Regional Park in Victoria BC

by hwilde January 2, 2013

Mount Wells Regional Park sits just a half hour drive west of Victoria, yet this regional park is the gateway to the Sooke Hills Regional Park Reserve, the largest regional park in the area, covering 4100 hectares of land. These parks are part of the Sea to Sea Green Blue Belt, a corridor of protected […]

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Mill Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker December 26, 2012

One of our semi-secret treasures, Mill Hill Regional Park is an at-risk ecosystem that is relatively unknown.  Tucked away in the municipality of Langford, the park offers a moderate to challenging hike through coniferous forest to a Garry Oak and Arbutus woodland, culminating in a rocky outcropping from which you can gaze down on views […]

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Matheson Lake Regional Park in Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group December 19, 2012

Matheson Lake Regional Park is a gorgeous little spot where people who are living in Victoria can enjoy swimming, fishing and hiking.  The lake is stocked with catchable sized rainbow trout and there are kilometres of scenic trails including the Galloping Goose Trail which runs through the park. A sandy beach offers the perfect spot […]

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Lone Tree Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

by hwilde December 12, 2012

Lone Tree Hill Regional Park is located in the rugged district of Highlands and is a prime example of wilderness near the city.  This 31 hectare, undeveloped park offers a moderate to challenging trail leading to the summit of Lone Tree Hill, where you’ll discover amazing views of the Highlands, Malahat, Victoria and in the […]

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Lochside Regional Trail in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker December 5, 2012

The Lochside Regional Trail is a 29 km multi-use trail that runs along a former rail line.  The original CPNR passenger rail service began in 1917, but only ran for a few years before going bankrupt, after which it was used for freight service.  Portions of the rail bed were used for freight until 1990. […]

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