Trails & Treks

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

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. 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. 
John Henigman

  • Sept 5 - Prospect Lake Centennial Trail. Meet at Whitehead Park at intersection of Prospect Lake Rd and Goward Rd. Bus Routes: 83
  • Sept 12 - Glencoe Cove. Meet at Vantreight Park, on Vantreight Rd, off Ferndale Ave. Bus Routes: 27
  • Sept 19 - Rithet’s Bog to Brydon Park. Meet at kiosk on Dalewood Ln, off Chatterton Way. Bus Routes: 6 
  • Sept 26 - Sayward Hill. Meet at Lochside Park, off Cordova Bay Rd, past Mattick’s Farm. Bus Routes: 32
  • Oct 3 - Beckwith to Maltwood and Stoneywood Parks. Meet by washroom  building in Beckwith Park off Beckwith Ave. Bus Routes: 6
  • Oct 10 - Viaduct Flats to Horticulture Centre of Pacific. Meet at Viaduct Flats parking lot, on Interurban Rd, north of Camosun College. Bus Routes: 21, 83
  • Oct 17 - Hyacinth Park and Colquitz Trail. Meet at parking lot off Marigold Rd by tennis courts. Bus Routes: 21, 30
  • Oct 24 - Arbutus Cove to Hollydene. Meet at Arbutus Cove Park, end of Arbutus Cove Ln, off Gordon Head Rd. Bus Routes: 27
  • Oct 31 - Cadboro Bay to Queen Alexandra. Meet at Cadboro Gyro Park end of Sinclair Rd, beside washrooms. Bus Routes: 4, 9, 11, 26
  • Nov 7 - Interurban Rail Trail. Meet at Red Barn Market, 5550 West Saanich Rd parking lot. Bus Routes: 83
  • Nov 14 - UVic Alumni Chip Trail. Meet at Henderson Rec Centre, outside main door, 2291 Cedar Hill X Rd. Bus Routes: 4, 9, 14
  • Nov 21 - Bow Park. Meet at Gordon Head Rec Centre lobby, 4100 Lambrick Way, off Feltham Rd. Bus Routes: 27, 28, 39
  • Nov 28 - Cedar Hill to Peacock Hill. Meet at Cedar Hill Rec Centre main doors Bus Routes: 8

Sunday Walks

Discover the beauty of Saanich parks and nature in your backyard. 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.

Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m. 
Penny Stevens and Robert Newell

  • Sept 15 - Early Fall ramble around Elk and Beaver Lake. Meet by covered main entrance to Saanich Commonwealth Place, off Elk Lake Dr. Bus Routes: 39, 72
  • Oct 20 - Beckwith Park to Rithets Bog. Meet by the washroom building in Beckwith Park off Beckwith Ave. Bus Routes: 6
  • Nov 17 - Shelbourne Valley Circle. Meet by footbridge in main parking lot of Cedar Hill Recreation Centre. Bus Routes: 24
  • Dec 8 -  Mystic Vale to Queenswood Drive. Meet outside the main door of

    Henderson Rec Centre (2291 Cedar Hill X Road) Bus Routes: 4, 9, 14