Mount Wells Regional Park in Victoria BC

by hwilde on 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 natural areas linking the Juan de Fuca Strait in the west to Saanich Inlet in the east.  Mount Wells Park is 123 hectares of rugged wilderness, with a challenging trail leading to a summit at 352m from which you can see the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Sooke Hills, Victoria and the Sea to Sea Green Blue Belt.

The ecosystems within Mount Wells include coniferous forest and Garry Oak meadows, where during spring you may see drifts of delicate wildflowers, please stay on the trails at all times to preserve these fragile plants.  Wildlife in the park includes several species of raptor as well as many other birds, black-tailed deer, red squirrels and cougar (though you’re not likely to see one).

How to Get to Mount Wells Regional Park

Take the Trans-Canada Highway from Victoria turning left on West Shore Parkway then turn right on Amy Road. Turn left on Sooke Lake Road and left again on Humpback Road. At the Irwin Road intersection, keep to the right.  You will see the park entrance on your right.  Mt Wells is an excellent place for hikers who are looking for a bit of a challenge in their outdoor activity.

hwilde

Victoria BC Realtor Heather Wilde was raised and educated in Winnipeg. After graduating from both the University of Winnipeg (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Education she relocated to British Columbia in 1975. Her career in real estate has been successful due to her commitment to and genuine pleasure at helping families find homes and properties for sale in Victoria BC. Heather was licensed as a Realtor in 1976 and since then has worked hard to achieve a high standard of performance; consistently attaining a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award. If you ask Heather, she will undoubtedly say that although it’s nice to be recognized in the industry through performance awards, what really drives her success is the relationships and friendships she forges with the families that she helps. Many of Heather’s former clients have become close friends, and many of her close friends have become clients. That says a lot about her dedication to providing professional service while maintaining a friendly rapport with clients. Heather loves to travel the world (preferrably on a cruise ship!) and also enjoys tennis and bridge during her spare time. As of January 2014, Heather has retired from her real estate career.

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