Community Walk

Date: 26/Jun/2021

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location: Royal Roads University

Who: All ages and abilities. Dogs on leash.

Fee: No charge

Directions:  From Victoria travel North on Trans-Canada Highway/BC1. Take exit 10 towards View Royal/Colwood. Continue on Old Island Highway.   Old Highway will become Sooke Road. Follow signs for Royal Roads University. Enter grounds, continue straight down hill past buildings (speed 20mph). Down to water at end.

Meeting Place: Meet at 10 a.m. by the waterside parking lot (NOT the upper/middle parking lot). 

Washrooms: Porta potty in middle parking lot.

Walk Details


We will start from lower parking lot and enter The Glen/Charlies Trail by a small staircase. This area can be muddy in wet weather, but we enter scenic trails through old growth forests and follow a meandering stream through lush ferns. We cross over tree roots and raised wooden walkways. At the end of this first section we climb a few stairs to a waterfall.

If you want to return to the cars at this point, it is an easy walk back down the grass way. Approx. 20mins

We intend to enter the Japanese Gardens (subject to COVID procedures). The garden is complimentary at the moment. This garden is beautiful and has fairly easy walkways with gentle slopes.  Approx. 20mins.

Leader: Michele and David 

What to Bring: We will take short breaks along the way over the duration of the hike, so bring snack, bottled water etc.; Bring a camera (flowers are beautiful).

Wear: Comfortable, sturdy shoes. If wet outside, it could be muddy.      

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

Upcoming Dates

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Date: 10/Jul/2021

Time: 10 a.m.–noon

Location: Tower Point Regional Park (Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park) 

Who:  All ages and abilities. Dogs on leash. 

Fee: Free

Directions: Travel North on Trans-Canada Highway/BC1. Take exit 10 towards View Royal/Colwood. Continue on Old Island Highway, then take Metchosin Road. Travel approx. 5 km and turn left onto Duke Road continue and take left fork on to Gilbert Road to Tower Point.  The car park is on the left. 

Meeting Place: Meet at 10 a.m. in the parking lot.

Washrooms: Porta potty in parking lot.

Walk Details: Starting from the parking lot, we will stroll along a walkway to large grassed fields (dogs love this area).  A small sandy beach is just below, along a rock area. We will walk to view point on Rocky Point (bring camera) and will sit and have a snack or lunch at the lookout. If you want to return to the cars at this point, it is an easy walk. 

A small walk takes you further into the bay or we can return to the fields. This is a very easy stroll.

Leader:  Michele and David

What to bring: Bring snack or lunch, bottled water, camera (beautiful views) etc. Appropriate clothing for weather: rain or shine. Small chair or blanket to sit on.

Wear: Comfortable, sturdy shoes (if wet outside, it could be muddy).

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

Date:   24/Jul/2021  

Time: 10 a.m.–noon

Location:  Cedar Hill Golf Course Trail

Who:   All ages and abilities. Dogs on leash. 

Fee: Free

Directions:  Head to Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, 3220 Cedar Hill Road, near Cedar Hill Road and Finlayson Street. Park in the recreation centre parking lot or the small lot on Finlayson Street bordering the park.

Link to Google maps https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cedar+Hill+Recreation+Centre/@48.449562,-123.343731,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6cab8294a65aaea5!8m2!3d48.449562!4d-123.343731?hl=en-US 

Meeting Place:  Meet at 10 a.m. at the “Earth Drums” sculpture found near Finlayson Street.

Washrooms: Available at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.

Walk Details: Discover one of the larger Saanich parks while you walk with community members. This 3 km trail circumambulates the Cedar Hill Golf Course.  We will start at “Earth Drums” and head west (clockwise).  This is a good chip trail with some up and down sections. Enjoy a combination of open areas, Garry oak habitat, and ponds.

Leader:  Terri

What to Bring: We will take a short break half way along, so bring a snack, bottled water, beverage, etc.

 

 

Wear: Comfortable, sturdy shoes. Appropriate clothing for the weather: rain or shine.                 

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

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