From the category archives:


Going Fishing? It’s Almost Time to Renew Your Licence

by McLean Real Estate Group March 20, 2013

Anglers who are living in Victoria BC are checking their gear and getting ready for a new season of sport fishing, are you ready to go fishing?  Don’t forget that your freshwater and tidal water sport fishing licences will expire on March 31st!  You really don’t want to get caught fishing without a licence, the […]

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The 2013 Curling Classic in Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group February 27, 2013

Mark your calendar!  March 20-24, are the dates of the 2013 Victoria Curling Classic.  People who are living in Victoria have the opportunity to watch some of Canada’s top men’s teams compete against international champions from Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan. Canada has always been a strong international competitor in curling and there is a […]

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Stay Out of the Water – And Keep Your Pets Out Too!

by McLean Real Estate Group January 21, 2013

See on – Living in Victoria BC Capital Regional District confirms the presence of toxic blue-green algae at Beaver and Elk lakes.   Geoff McLean‘s insight: Elk-Beaver Lake Regional Park is a great place to walk the dog, but if you go now keep away from the water!  There is a toxic blue-green algae […]

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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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Mt Work Regional Park in Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group 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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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 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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