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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…

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

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See on Scoop.it - 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…

Mount Wells Regional Park in Victoria BC

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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…

Mill Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

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One of our semi-secret treasures, Mill Hill Regional Park is an at-risk ecosystem that is relatively unknown.  Tucked away in the municipality of Langford, the park offers a moderate to challenging hike through coniferous forest to a Garry…

Matheson Lake Regional Park in Victoria BC

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Matheson Lake Regional Park is a gorgeous little spot where people who are living in Victoria can enjoy swimming, fishing and hiking.  The lake is stocked with catchable sized rainbow trout and there are kilometres of scenic trails including…

Lone Tree Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

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Lone Tree Hill Regional Park is located in the rugged district of Highlands and is a prime example of wilderness near the city.  This 31 hectare, undeveloped park offers a moderate to challenging trail leading to the summit of Lone Tree Hill,…

Lochside Regional Trail in Victoria BC

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The Lochside Regional Trail is a 29 km multi-use trail that runs along a former rail line.  The original CPNR passenger rail service began in 1917, but only ran for a few years before going bankrupt, after which it was used for freight service. …

Jordan River Regional Park Reserve in Victoria BC

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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…

Island View Beach Regional Park in Victoria BC

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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…

Horth Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

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…