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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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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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East Sooke Regional Park in Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group 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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Devonian Regional Park in Victoria BC

by hwilde August 27, 2012

Devonian Regional Park is a small oceanside nature sanctuary in the municipality of Metchosin.  Forested trails wind along Sherwood Creek down to the cobble beach, where you can enjoy watching for wildlife and gorgeous views across Juan de Fuca Strait to the Olympic Mountains.  If you’re on horseback there is a designated equestrian trail to […]

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Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park in Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group July 11, 2012

Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park is located approximately 30 minutes drive from Victoria BC, in the western shore municipality of Metchosin.  This small (7.1 hectares) park is a favourite of birdwatchers as the lagoon attracts local ducks, geese and swans, as well as many varieties of migrating birds. The largely flat trails meander along a […]

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MLS statistics for Victoria, Oak Bay, Metchosin, North Saanich and Sidney

by McLean Real Estate Group February 10, 2012

MLS statistics for Victoria, Oak Bay, Metchosin, North Saanich and Sidney underscore the desirability of these municipalities.  Property values are, for the most part, substantial and holding their value, even in today’s real estate market. What does this mean for buyers?  Well, it means that the Greater Victoria area and especially these particular municipalities are […]

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On the Water | Outdoor Activities in Victoria BC

by hwilde March 20, 2011

Part 1:  Salt Water Recreation Obviously, surrounded by ocean as we are here in Victoria, there are loads of opportunities for outdoor activities that are “on the water”.  And due to our temperate climate people living in Victoria are able to participate in these outdoor recreation pastimes pretty much throughout the year. Because our island […]

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Metchosin

by hwilde June 28, 2010

There’s more than one way to get back to the land, maybe gardening and animal husbandry aren’t your thing. There are many other opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in Metchosin, check out the local golf courses, or sports facilites like the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, an amazing 108 acres offering just about any […]

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Metchosin

by McLean Real Estate Group June 24, 2010

It seems we are in the midst of another “back to the land” movement. At the least there is a renewed focus and concern for the health of our planet, and this often leads people to desire more self sufficiency, and control over how we impact the earth. Growing our own food, whether it be […]

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Capital Regional District

by McLean Real Estate Group May 10, 2010

Greater Victoria encompasses some 13 municipalities and 3 outlying electoral areas, united by a regional governing body – The Capital Regional District. The function of the CRD is to provide regional governance and services, create partnerships between municipalities, and serve as local government for the electoral areas. The focus is to ensure the entire region […]

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