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Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park

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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…

Galloping Goose Regional Trail in Victoria BC

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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…

East Sooke Regional Park in Victoria BC

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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,…

Devonian Regional Park in Victoria BC

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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…

Albert Head Lagoon Regional Park in Victoria BC

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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,…

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

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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…

On the Water | Outdoor Activities in Victoria BC

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…

Metchosin

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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…

Metchosin

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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…

Capital Regional District

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…