Interpretive Signs

Interpretive Sign Program

We share Saanich’s rich natural and cultural history through illustrated information signs in many of our parks.

We now also provide map signs along our growing trail system especially along the Centennial Trails routes.

If you can’t see them in person, seeing them below is the next best thing.Interpretive sign at McMorran Park

Celebrating Life along the Colquitz River

By creating arts-based interpretations of the watershed, Colquitz Middle School students immersed themselves into learning and connecting with urban nature and the wonders of their local urban stream. These works now double as the handrail along the boardwalks of the Colquitz River Trail near Colquitz Middle School. 

About 120 Grade 7 and 8 students took part during the fall 2013 wild salmon return. 

Signs created by Colquitz Middle School Students

Interpretive Panels

Colquitz River Trail North 001 [PDF - 1.2 MB]
Colquitz River Trail North 002 [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail North 003 [PDF - 968 KB]
Colquitz River Trail North 004 [PDF - 1008 KB]
Colquitz River Trail North 005 [PDF - 932 KB]
Colquitz River Trail North 006 [PDF - 757 KB]
Colquitz River Trail North 007 [PDF - 764 KB]
Colquitz River Trail North 008 [PDF - 691 KB]
Colquitz River Trail North 009 [PDF - 543 KB]
Colquitz River Trail North 010 [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail North 011 [PDF - 1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail North 012 [PDF - 842 KB]
Colquitz River Trail North 013 [PDF - 944 KB]
Colquitz River Trail North 014 [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail North 015 [PDF - 980 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 001 [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail South 002 [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail South 003 [PDF - 1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail South 004 [PDF - 898 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 005 [PDF - 953 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 006 [PDF - 901 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 007 [PDF - 761 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 008 [PDF - 911 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 009 [PDF - 1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail South 010 [PDF - 918 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 011 [PDF - 851 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 012 [PDF - 798 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 013 [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail South 014 [PDF - 927 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 015 [PDF - 824 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 016 [PDF - 1023 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 017 [PDF - 934 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 018 [PDF - 913 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 019 [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail South 020 [PDF - 1021 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 021 [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail South 022 [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Colquitz River Trail South 023 [PDF - 867 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 024 [PDF - 942 KB]
Colquitz River Trail South 025 [PDF - 1 MB]
F.E. Neate [PDF - 626 KB]
River Stones [PDF - 570 KB]
RiverSong Project [PDF - 1.4 MB]

Park Information Signs

Cedar Hill Park - Cedar Hill Park Information & Map [PDF - 3.6 MB]
Cuthbert Holmes - History, Trail & Habitat Map [PDF - 1.8 MB]
Cuthbert Holmes - Information and Map [PDF - 881 KB]
Glencoe Cove Kwatsech Park - Park Trail & Habitat Map [PDF - 2 MB]
Layritz Park - Information, History & Features [PDF - 1.3 MB]
Layritz Park - Park Map [PDF - 1.2 MB]
Lochside Regional Trail - Blenkinsop Trestle Project Information [PDF - 810 KB]
Lochside Regional Trail - Swan Lake Feng Shui [PDF - 1.2 MB]
Mount Tolmie Park - Information, History & Features [PDF - 1.3 MB]
Mount Tolmie Park - Park Map [PDF - 3.5 MB]
Mount View [PDF - 2.2 MB]
Outerbridge Park [PDF - 1.8 MB]
Playfair Park - Habitat, History & Trail Map [PDF - 2.7 MB]

Map Signs

Browning Park - Saanich Map [PDF - 827 KB]
Centennial Trails - Blenkinsop - Centennial Trails Description, Information & Map [PDF - 1.5 MB]
Centennial Trails - Colquitz - Centennial Trails Description, Information & Map [PDF - 578 KB]
Centennial Trails - Glendale - Centennial Trails Description, Information & Map [PDF - 781 KB]
Centennial Trails - Interurban - Centennial Trails Description, Information & Map [PDF - 530 KB]
Centennial Trails - Royal Oak - Centennial Trails Description, Information & Map [PDF - 600 KB]
Centennial Trails - San Juan - Centennial Trails Description, Information & Map [PDF - 584 KB]
Cordova Bay – Neighbourhood Map [PDF - 1.9 MB]
Harvest Lane Park - Saanich Map [PDF - 877 KB]
Harvest Lane Park - Neighbourhood Map [PDF - 284 KB]
Lambrick Park - Neighbourhood Map [PDF - 417 KB]
Lochside Regional Trail - Saanich Map [PDF - 883 KB]

Environmental Signs

Baxter Park - Trees for Tomorrow - Garry Oak Ecosystem (Dry Site) [PDF - 2.9 MB]
Baxter Park - Trees for Tomorrow - Coastal Douglas-fir Forests (Moist Site) [PDF - 2.9 MB]
Baxter Park - Trees for Tomorrow - Coastal Douglas-fir Forests (Dry Site) [PDF - 2.8 MB]
Baxter Park - Trees for Tomorrow - Riparian Areas (Wet Site) [PDF - 2.8 MB]
Gorge Waterway - Gorge Waterway Initiative - Benefits of a Natural Shoreline [PDF - 549 KB]
Gorge Waterway - Gorge Waterway Initiative - Aliens are Invading Our Shoreline [PDF - 790 KB]
Lambrick Park - Gordon Head Recreation Centre Solar Panels Information [PDF - 2.3 MB]
Lochside Regional Trail - Blenkinsop Environmental Habitat [PDF - 612 KB]
Lochside Regional Trail - Broadmead, Royal Oak, Blenkinsop Neighbourhood Map [PDF - 227 KB]
Mount Douglas Park - Douglas Creek Weir [PDF - 799 KB]
Mount Douglas Park - Douglas Fir Tree Ring [PDF - 749 KB]
Mount Douglas Park - Salmon Cycle [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Mount Tolmie Park - Bowker Creek Watershed [PDF - 2.5 MB]
Municipal Hall - Butterfly Garden [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Playfair Park - Garry Oak Meadow Restoration Project [PDF - 4.8 MB]
Quick's Bottom Park - Wetland Rehabilitation Project [PDF - 564 KB]
Tod Creek Flats - Environmental Restoration [PDF - 1.5 MB]
Wray Creek - Wray Creek Daylighting [PDF - 4 MB]

Historical and Cultural Signs

Bruce Hutichson Park  - Hutchison Family History [PDF - 3.8 MB]
Bruce Hutichson Park - Rogers Farm [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Cadboro-Gyro Park - Lkwungen People [PDF - 791 KB]
Cadboro-Gyro Park - Park History [PDF - 718 KB]
Cordova Bay – History of the Bay [PDF - 1.4 MB]
Doris Page Park - History of Doris Page Park and Map [PDF - 3.8 MB]
Falaise Park - History of the Battle of Falaise [PDF - 693 KB]
Falaise Park - Veterans Community History [PDF - 771 KB]
Gorge Park - History of the Gorge [PDF - 7.6 MB]
Gorge Waterway Park - 321 Gorge Road [PDF - 765 KB]
Lambrick Park - Dodd House History [PDF - 1.4 MB]
Lochside Regional Trail - Blenkinsop Lake & Trestle History [PDF - 570 KB]
McMorran Park - McMorran History [PDF - 1.4 MB]
Mount Douglas Park - Farming in the Blenkinsop Valley [PDF - 3.7 MB]
Tod Creek Flats - History [PDF - 1.7 MB]