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Victoria’s Parks

Jordan River Regional Park Reserve in Victoria BC

by Geoff McLean November 28, 2012

In 2010, the Capital Regional District, with help from the Land Conservancy of BC and individual donors, purchased a parcel of land from Western Forest Products in the Jordan River area creating the Jordan River Regional Park Reserve.  Improvements to the trail and parking area have commenced and more land will be acquired in 2013. […]

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Island View Beach Regional Park in Victoria BC

by hwilde November 20, 2012

Island View Beach Regional Park stretches along the eastern shore of the Saanich Peninsula in Central Saanich.  The park boasts a long sandy beach, perfect for sunbathing, relaxing and swimming on a warm summer day.  There is a small, self-contained campground with sites for r.v.s and tents that is open between the Victoria Day long […]

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Horth Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker November 13, 2012

Horth Hill Regional Park was named for a pioneering family who settled in North Saanich back in 1860.  The park itself, established in 1966, is a 36 hectare hilltop park featuring a moderately difficult trail to the summit of Horth Hill where you can enjoy views of Satellite Channel, the Saanich Peninsula, and the Gulf […]

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Mt Work Regional Park in Victoria BC

by Geoff McLean November 6, 2012

Mt Work Regional Park is one of the largest regional parks in Victoria BC, offering diverse outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing and fishing.  There are three lakes within the park; Durrance Lake; Fork Lake, and Pease Lake Durrance Lake is the most accessible of these and is popular with swimmers and fishers […]

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Gonzales Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker October 23, 2012

Gonzales Hill Regional Park is the smallest of all the Regional Parks in Victoria BC at just 2 hectares in size.  It’s easy for people who are living in Victoria to access, perching close to town in the beautiful municipality of Oak Bay. The Gonzales Observatory is one of the main features of this little […]

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Galloping Goose Regional Trail in Victoria BC

by hwilde October 9, 2012

The Galloping Goose Regional Trail winds along 55 kms of former rail line, stretching from Victoria to Sooke.  This amazing multi-use trail is used by walkers and runners, bicyclists and horseback riders, among others. The Goose, as it’s affectionately known, is named for the passenger car that transported the mail and up to 30 people […]

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Francis/King Regional Park in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker October 2, 2012

Francis/King Regional Park is an excellent place for visitors of all abilities to explore nature and one of the most accessible wilderness parks near Victoria BC. The park offers 11 kilometres of trails through mature forest dotted with meadows where you may enjoy wildflowers during the spring months.  There are connector trails leading to the […]

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Under construction in Victoria BC – The Esquimalt and Nanaimo (E&N) Rail Trail – Humpback Connector

by hwilde September 18, 2012

Presently under construction, the E&N Rail Trail – Humpback Connector will provide cyclists and other users with an excellent commuter path connecting the municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, View Royal and Langford.  This ambitious plan is yet another example of environmentally sound planning. The existing E&N rail corridor offers a meandering route through diverse settings and […]

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Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker September 11, 2012

Located just outside the city of Victoria beside the Pat Bay Highway you’ll find the popular Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park.  Consisting of two conjoined lakes surrounded by parklands offering extensive trail systems and diverse recreational opportunities this park is visited daily year round by hundreds, if not thousands of Victorians. Beaver Lake is the smaller […]

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East Sooke Regional Park in Victoria BC

by Geoff McLean September 4, 2012

East Sooke Regional Park is a large (1433.94 hectares) diverse park within the District of Sooke, about a half an hour (depending on traffic) from Victoria BC. You can find real west coast wilderness if you visit East Sooke Regional Park, and it comes in several flavours!  There are 50 kms of trails through dark […]

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