Take a Hike: A Community Walk

Date:   April 13, 2024
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Where: Beacon Hill Park
Who:  All ages and abilities. Dogs permitted on leash.
Fee: Free

Directions: Access the park off Douglas Street near Beacon Ave. Turn onto Circle Drive and follow for about 300 meters to find the main parking lot. 

Meeting Place:  Meet at 10 am at in front of the Beacon Park Children’s Farm. 

Washrooms: There are washroom facilities in the park.

Walk Details: We will start from the Children’s Farm and take a meandering circle around the park.  Information on trails in Beacon Hill Park. 

What to Bring: We will take short breaks along the way, so bring a snack and water.  You may wish to bring something light to sit upon and binoculars!

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. 

Upcoming walks

Date:   April 20, 2024

Time: 10 am – 11 am
Where: Playfair Park
Who:   All ages and abilities. Dogs permitted on leash.
Fee: Free

Directions:  Access is from Rock Street and at the end of Cumberland Road. The main parking lot is located off Rock St.

Meeting Place:  Meet at 10 am in front of the arbour beside the Rock Street parking lot. 

Washrooms: There are washroom facilities in the park next to the playground. 

Walk Details:  This lovely and lesser known park is hidden between Quadra Street, Tattersall and Maplewood. It is the site of a large Garry Oak ecosystem restoration project. The native camas flowers should be in spectacular bloom! In addition, there is a rhododendron and azaleas garden. Information. 

What to Bring: We will take short breaks along the way, so bring a snack and water. You may wish to bring something light to sit upon and don’t forget your camera! 

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. 

Date:   April 27, 2024

Time: 10 am – 11 am
Where: Hatley Castle and Royal Roads
Who:  All ages and abilities. Dogs permitted on leash, but restricted in some areas. 
Fee: $2.00 per hour

Directions:  Royal Roads is in Colwood, located at 2005 Sooke Road. 

Meeting Place:  Meet at 10 am at the middle parking lot of Royal Roads University. To find this lot, drive down past the buildings towards the ocean. 

Washrooms: Port-a-potty washrooms may be available during spring and summer months. If they are available they will be located beside the middle parking lot. 

Walk Details:  There are two potential areas for our walk depending on the group: 

  1. Beautiful Hatley Gardens with easy walkways and gentle slopes. 
  2. The Glen/Charlie’s Trail, accessed 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. 

Information. 

What to Bring: We will take short breaks along the way, so bring a snack and water. You may wish to bring something light to sit upon and don’t forget your camera! 

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. 

Date:   May 11, 2024

Time: 10 am – 11 am
Where: Government House
Who:  All ages and abilities. Dogs permitted on leash.
Fee: Free

Directions:  Government House is located at 1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria. There are several parking lots. If parking in front of Government House is filled, there is another parking area. Follow the signs. Information on Government House. 

Meeting Place:  Meet at 10 am at the front door to Government House. 

Washrooms: There are washroom facilities in the park.  

Walk Details:  We will start from the front of Government House and loosely follow the trails and paths both in front of Government House and at the back. 

What to Bring: We will take short breaks along the way, so bring a snack and water. You may wish to bring something light to sit upon and don’t forget your camera! 

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.