Discover the beauty of Saanich parks and nature in your backyard.
Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, a friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. A great way to meet people!
Gentle Walk and Talk
Walks follow mainly chip or gravel trails but may have some steep sections. No registration required. Sorry, dogs not permitted.
Thursdays 9:30 to 11 a.m. with John Henigman
- Sep 7 Calvert Park to Logan Park - Meet at far West end of Viaduct Ave, off Interurban
- Sep 14 Swan Lake - Meet at end of Nelthorpe, off McKenzie
- Sep 21 Cedar Hill to Peacock Hill - Meet at Cedar Hill Rec Centre main doors
- Sep 28 Interurban Rail Trail – Meet at Red Barn Market, 5550 West Saanich Rd. parking lot
- Oct 5 Arbutus Cove – Hollydene - Meet at Arbutus Cove Park, end of Arbutus Cove Lane, off Gordon Head Rd
- Oct 12 Cadboro Bay to Queen Alexandra - Meet at Cadboro Gyro Park end of Sinclair Rd, beside washrooms
- Oct 19 Hyacinth Park and Colquitz Trail - Meet at parking lot off Marigold Rd by tennis courts
- Oct 26 Viaduct Flats to Horticulture Centre of Pacific - Meet at Viaduct Flats parking lot, on Interurban, North of Camosun College
- Nov 2 Beckwith to Maltwood and Stoneywood Parks - Meet by washroom building in Beckwith Park off Beckwith Ave
- Nov 9 Sayward Hill - Meet at Lochside Park, North of Cordova Bay Rd, past Mattick's Farm
- Nov 16 Rithet’s Bog to Brydon Park - Meet at kiosk on Dalewood, off Chatteron Way
- Nov 23 Gorge Waterway Park - Meet at Gorge Waterway near Canoe Club, end of Tillicum Road
- Nov 30 Prospect Lake Centennial Trail - Meet at Whitehead Park at intersection of Prospect Lake Rd & Goward Rd
Sunday Weekend Walks
Guided walks are open to adults of all ages. No registration necessary. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring drinking water. Walks go rain or shine. Leashed, well-socialized dogs are welcome unless specified.
Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m. with Penny Stevens or Robert Newell
- Sep 17 Glencoe Cove to Tyndall Park - Meet at Vantreight Park on Vantreight Drive
- Oct 15 Knockan Hill and the Parks of Strawberry Vale - Meet at Marigold Park on Iris Avenue, off Grange Road
- Nov 12 Lambrick Park to Bow Park - Meet outside main entrance to Gordon Head Recreation Centre at Lambrick Park, off Feltham Road
- Dec 3 Rural Ramble through West Saanich - Meet at parking lot of Prospect Lake Elementary School on Prospect Lake Road, off Interurban Road