Community Walk

Date: September 11, 2021

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location: Gorge Road Historical Tour

Who: All ages and abilities. Dogs on leash.

Fee: No charge

Meeting Place: Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club at 355 Gorge Road West, just west of Tillicum Road.  There is a parking lot at this location.  If it is full, park on the surrounding side streets.

Washrooms: Located a 5 minute walk away on Gorge Road.

Walk Details

Join Dennis Minaker, author of the book The Gorge of Summers Gone, for a historical walk and talk about the Gorge’s colourful past.  Hear bout the mansions, regattas, Japanese tea gardens, high-diving competitions, moonlit paddles and more.  We will start from the Club, walk along the path and over the Gorge Bridge to the Esquimalt Gorge Park, around the park and wind our way back to the Club.  It’s an easy stroll with some stairs involved.  There are some benches by the Club for sitting and enjoying refreshments at the end.  Or, if you have a chair in your car, it’s a short walk to the park where you can sit and enjoy yourself.

Leader: Dennis and Val Minaker

What to Bring: Bring a snack or lunch, bottled water, camera, etc.  Appropriate clothing for the weather: rain or shine.

Wear: Comfortable, sturdy shoes. 

Questions? Please contact the Inner Quest office at info@innerqf.com for more information.

Upcoming Dates

Date:  September 11, 2021

Time: 10 a.m.–noon

Location:  Gorge Road Historical Tour – Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club at 355 Gorge Road West, just west of Tillicum Road.  There is a parking lot at this location.  If it is full, park on the surrounding side streets.

Who:   All ages and abilities. Dogs on leashes welcome. 

Fee: Free

Meeting Place:  By the Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club Clubhouse front stairs at 10 a.m.

Washrooms Located a 5 minute walk away on Gorge Road.

Walk Details: Join Dennis Minaker, author of the book The Gorge of Summers Gone, for a historical walk and talk about the Gorge’s colourful past.  Hear bout the mansions, regattas, Japanese tea gardens, high-diving competitions, moonlit paddles and more.  We will start from the Club, walk along the path and over the Gorge Bridge to the Esquimalt Gorge Park, around the park and wind our way back to the Club.  It’s an easy stroll with some stairs involved.  There are some benches by the Club for sitting and enjoying refreshments at the end.  Or, if you have a chair in your car, it’s a short walk to the park where you can sit and enjoy yourself.

Leader:  Dennis and Val Minaker

What to Bring: Bring a snack or lunch, bottled water, camera, etc.  Appropriate clothing for the weather: rain or shine.

Wear: Comfortable walking shoes.

Questions? Please contact the Inner Quest office at info@innerqf.com for more information. 

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