Outdoors and Recreation

One ruined picnic table at Marble River Campground. (Zoe Ducklow)
One ruined picnic table at Marble River Campground. (Zoe Ducklow)
Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only

Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only

Washrooms, showers and all other amenities will remain closed for now

Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only
Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!

Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!

North Okanagan’s Sugar Lake offers four seasons of memory-making opportunities

  • May 18, 2020
Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!
Ammonite Falls. (File photo)

Ammonite Falls staircase and viewing platform project gets $100,000 boost

Island Coastal Economic Trust provides funding to assist with $668,000 Nanaimo-area project

Ammonite Falls. (File photo)
City of Victoria outdoor recreation facilities will reopen to the public May 14. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Recreation facilities begin to reopen across Vancouver Island

Physical distancing, health and safety protocols still in place

City of Victoria outdoor recreation facilities will reopen to the public May 14. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Cadboro-Gyro Park remains closed along with Saanich’s other playgrounds and recreation facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich playgrounds, sports courts, recreation centres won’t reopen right away

District following advice of province on safe, gradual plan for reopening

Cadboro-Gyro Park remains closed along with Saanich’s other playgrounds and recreation facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Your family staycation could look like this

Your family staycation could look like this

At Sugar Lake, find all your favourite Okanagan amenities, without the crowds!

  • May 4, 2020
Your family staycation could look like this
Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services has launched an online clue contest, with prizes valued at up to $1,000. (Unsplash)

Amateur detectives can dig into online clues

Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services launches clue contest

Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services has launched an online clue contest, with prizes valued at up to $1,000. (Unsplash)
Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers patrol a city park in Toronto on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it’s going to seek amnesty for all tickets issued for municipal recreational infractions during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Civil Liberties group seeks amnesty for recreational tickets issued during pandemic

The association has received at least 100 public complaints over the past 10 days

Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers patrol a city park in Toronto on Thursday, April 16, 2020. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it’s going to seek amnesty for all tickets issued for municipal recreational infractions during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Island trail access depends on jurisdiction and use

Vancouver Island trail access depends on jurisdiction and use

Province still encouraging outdoor activities, but ability to ensure social distancing paramount

Vancouver Island trail access depends on jurisdiction and use
Tye Woodruff, in back of raft, Al Johnson, front left, and Phil LeBlond, all from the Nanaimo area, run rapids on the Colorado River during a rafting excursion through the Grand Canyon in March. (Nathanael Kotzur photo)

Whitewater rafters from Nanaimo and Qualicum aid Americans stranded in Grand Canyon

Expedition recovers overturned raft before returning to Canada and quarantine

Tye Woodruff, in back of raft, Al Johnson, front left, and Phil LeBlond, all from the Nanaimo area, run rapids on the Colorado River during a rafting excursion through the Grand Canyon in March. (Nathanael Kotzur photo)
Island recreation sites with camping facilities closed until June

Island recreation sites with camping facilities closed until June

Trail sites still open, provided safety can be ensured

  • Apr 8, 2020
Island recreation sites with camping facilities closed until June
Overnight camping is no longer permitted at Recreation Sites and Trails BC sites. The closure is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Pixabay image

BC Recreation Sites and Trails across the province closed for all overnight use

Many facilities affected, but some trails remain open

Overnight camping is no longer permitted at Recreation Sites and Trails BC sites. The closure is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Pixabay image
Crystal Pool will be closed as of Monday evening until further notice. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crystal Pool will be closed as of Monday evening until further notice. (Black Press Media file photo)