All Landmarks

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    Kanaka Skate Board Park

    Category: Park and Recreation

    The skateboard park, is managed by PARC, under licence with School District No. 64. The volunteer effort by the Skateboard Society, Commission and the Lions Club members, as well as kids and parents, to put in the skatepark was staggering. The tax dollars invested in this amazing facility was a Read more [...]

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    Rainbow Road Dog Park

    Category: Landmarks and Park

    The dog park, located in front of the indoor pool, in Rainbow Road Park, opened in April 2011. This small project, which started with an idea for recreation and social interaction among both dogs and owners, has been pulled together in true community fashion. A number of monetary, as well Read more [...]

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    Heiwa Peace Park

    Category: Landmarks and Park

    This park offers a quiet spot to escape the bustle of a busy day in town. Access is across from ArtSpring, on Jackson Road or from Creekside. The park was named ‘Peace Park’ in 1992, on the occasion of Canada’s 125th anniversary. As part of the Peace Across Canada project, Read more [...]

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    Sunset Beach

    Category: Beaches and Landmarks

    Just as the name says, one of the best evening beaches to watch the sunset. Warm ocean swimming in summer, some nice sand, with rocky outcroppings and few private places on the edges for skinny dipping. Be prepared for a pretty steep descent near the end of the path. One Read more [...]

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    Baker Beach

    Category: Beaches and Landmarks

    Walk down stairs to a rocky beach, with some sand and shade. A great evening sun beach with warmer water for swimming, looking out to Vancouver Island. Great beach for collecting rocks, exploring, snorkelling or just enjoying an evening fire and hang out with friends.

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    Reginald Hill Trail

    Category: Trailhead

    This is a one way trail that has some challenging sections.The trail signs direct you off the strata road to the left. The first half of the trail is relatively level, but the second half is steep. At the top of Reginald Hill you have a fabulous view to the Read more [...]

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    Portluck Park

    Category: Park

    Located near Central, this park includes 4 tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, a children’s playground, a 400-m track, a picnic shelter, a multi-court for tennis, basketball, roller hockey etc. and the PARC Administration office. The PARC portable houses a meeting/activity room. The picnic shelter, as well as the portable, Read more [...]

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    Mouats Park

    Category: Park

    Located next to the downtown core, this park offers wonderful opportunities for leisure and recreation activities that are easily accessible to all. Take a long or short walk through the network of hiking trails, enjoy a picnic, or play Disc Golf at the free public course. Great for all ages. Read more [...]

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    Dunbabbin Park

    Category: Trailhead

    This majestic west coast rain forest setting, with its many large cedars and firs, provides a wonderful walk through the forest and along the creek. It’s an easy hike, though there are some stairs and moderate slopes. Pets are welcome, but please keep them under control at all times. Features Read more [...]

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    Duck Creek Park

    Category: Park

    A cool, shaded creek and open meadow provide a lovely field and stream hiking loop – approximately a 45 minute walk. Spend a lazy afternoon here, take an early morning walk with the dog, or take in the sunset. Features Trail Rating: Easy Trail length: over 2 km of trails Read more [...]

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    Channel Ridge Trail Network

    Category: Trailhead

    This trail system covers a wide range of terrain and habitats. Beautiful views can be seen from the lookout points over St. Mary Lake and Stuart Channel. Most of the trails are open to hikers, non-motorized cyclists and equestrians. Trails crossing Watershed Preservation Society lands are only open to hikers. Read more [...]

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    Centennial Park

    Category: Landmarks

    This is one of the busiest parks on the island. It includes a waterfront boardwalk, children’s playground, picnic tables, washroom facilities and a band shell that is available to rent. It is also home to the world famous Market in the Park on Saturdays from April through October. Features Park Read more [...]

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    Beddis Beach

    Category: Beaches

    This quiet forested spot is located adjacent to the public access to Beddis Beach – one of the Island’s most popular beaches for sunning and splashing. There is parking on the road and a pit toilet facility in the park. Features Park Size: 1.4 acres/.6 ha Established: 1980 Hours: 7am Read more [...]

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    Baker Ridge Trail

    Category: Trailhead

    Baker Ridge Trail connects Baker Road to Quarry Drive. This trail, together with Quarry Drive Park Trail, make for a nice hiking loop. Park at the end of Baker Road, take the stairs down to the water’s edge, then turn right down the beach. check the tide tables before you Read more [...]

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    Armand Way Trail

    Category: Trailhead

    This short trail starts near the end of Armand Way and winds its way up to Mount Maxwell Provincial Park where it connects to the Provincial Park’s trail system. This area of Mount Maxwell is a favourite of many locals. Beyond the Provincial Park boundary no trail signs have been Read more [...]