Trails

A group hiking near Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Outdoor group urges B.C. government to increase support for trails, parks, and volunteers

40 organizations and businesses in B.C. sent a message to Premier David Eby

 

Thetis Lake Park overview (Courtesy CRD)

New mountain bike trails added to Thetis Lake Regional Park

Designated and rated trails protect environmentally sensitive areas, the CRD says

 

(Ed Henczel/COSAR)

Okanagan search and rescue teams find man lost overnight in Kelowna backcountry

A mountain biker got lost on the Angel Springs trails and had to spend a cold, wet night in the forest

 

Detours are available during intermittent closures of the Lochside Trail from Sept. 2 to 15. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)

Detours set for intermittent closures of Lochside trail section in Saanich

Crews repairing trail slope from Quadra Street to McKenzie Avenue

Detours are available during intermittent closures of the Lochside Trail from Sept. 2 to 15. (Courtesy of the Capital Regional District)
Repair work on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail’s Veitch Creek bridge will begin on Thursday, Sept. 1. (Courtesy CRD)

Veitch Creek bridge in Sooke to undergo repair work

Bridge to remain open for pedestrians during construction

Repair work on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail’s Veitch Creek bridge will begin on Thursday, Sept. 1. (Courtesy CRD)
Kelowna RCMP recently arrested two individuals who combined for a total of 68 recommended charges over two months. (File photo)

Assault on Kelowna teen that ‘shocked community’ leads to arrest 9 months later

17-year-old suffered life-altering injuries on Rail Trail in November 2021

Kelowna RCMP recently arrested two individuals who combined for a total of 68 recommended charges over two months. (File photo)
Mural depicts Charlie Abbott walking through the Hermit Trail he created. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Hermit’s Trails not destroyed in construction

Area cleared for subdivision storm and sewer connections

Mural depicts Charlie Abbott walking through the Hermit Trail he created. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Florence James blesses the trail network with red earth. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)

Signage unveiled at Wul’aam Park in Chemainus

Ceremony coincides with National Indigenous Peoples Day

  • Jun 23, 2022
Florence James blesses the trail network with red earth. (Photo by Pete Cavanaugh)
Hikers getting outside in Martha Creek Provincial Park near Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Get outside and celebrate the second annual BC Trails Day

Events being hosted in 46 communities across the province

Hikers getting outside in Martha Creek Provincial Park near Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
The proposed location of the new bridge along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail crossing Island Highway in Colwood. The City of Colwood will be set up along the trail at this location on the morning of June 3 as part of GoByBike Week. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood offering active transportation sneak-peek June 3

A booth will be setup along the Galloping Goose as part of GoByBike Week

The proposed location of the new bridge along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail crossing Island Highway in Colwood. The City of Colwood will be set up along the trail at this location on the morning of June 3 as part of GoByBike Week. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
The City of Colwood is advising trail users Applegate Trail will be closed from May 9 to 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff file photo)

Colwood trail closed May 9-11 for remediation work

Applegate Trail runs behind Dressler Road from Wishart Road, connecting to the Painter Trail

The City of Colwood is advising trail users Applegate Trail will be closed from May 9 to 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff file photo)
Cyclists ride on the Trans Canada Trail in Capilano River Regioanl Park in North Vancouver. (Trans Canada Trail photo)

Trans Canada Trail awards grants to 166 organizations across the country

Trans Canada Trail has awarded grants to 166 organizations across the country for projects to improve trail sections and access.

  • Apr 20, 2022
Cyclists ride on the Trans Canada Trail in Capilano River Regioanl Park in North Vancouver. (Trans Canada Trail photo)
The Echo Bay Lodge & Marina on Gilford Island was sold back in 2021 to the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation. (Pierre’s Facebook)

Improvements in Echo Bay will increase economic opportunities for First Nation

In June 2020, KHFN purchased Echo Bay Marina and Lodge on Gilford Island

The Echo Bay Lodge & Marina on Gilford Island was sold back in 2021 to the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation. (Pierre’s Facebook)
The Perseverance Trail Run - Cumberland is still planning on expanding its trail toward Comox Lake. Photo supplied

Growth provides challenges for Cumberland’s popular mountain bike trail system

Cumberland system described as fifth-busiest trail network in North America

The Perseverance Trail Run - Cumberland is still planning on expanding its trail toward Comox Lake. Photo supplied
The City of Colwood has opened the new Applegate Trail in partnership with GableCraft Homes. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood adds Applegate Trail to growing pathway network

The new trail is part of a system which will eventually stretch from the mountains to the beach

The City of Colwood has opened the new Applegate Trail in partnership with GableCraft Homes. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)
A trail at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. The provincial government has agreed to advance detailed designs of a multi-use trail between Rathtrevor and Parksville Community Park with expected completion by the summer. (News Bulletin file photo)

Province poised to link two of the mid-Island’s most popular beaches with new path

Multi-use path connecting Rathtrevor and Parksville Community Park expected next summer

A trail at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. The provincial government has agreed to advance detailed designs of a multi-use trail between Rathtrevor and Parksville Community Park with expected completion by the summer. (News Bulletin file photo)
The District of Sooke is warning trail users a section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will be closed for repairs Monday and Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Galloping Goose Regional Trail to be closed for repairs in Sooke Monday, Tuesday

Trail users asked to find alternate route while storm damage is repaired

The District of Sooke is warning trail users a section of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail will be closed for repairs Monday and Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Interactions between horses, riders and cyclists are mostly respectful on the Galloping Goose, but there is a small percentage of riders who cause one Metchosin equestrian concern. (Photo courtesy of Paula Lewke)

Galloping Goose isn’t dangerous for horses if others play their part, says Metchosin rider

If cyclists slow down and call out, equestrians will shift to single file

Interactions between horses, riders and cyclists are mostly respectful on the Galloping Goose, but there is a small percentage of riders who cause one Metchosin equestrian concern. (Photo courtesy of Paula Lewke)
A map lays out the groundwork for the Nature Trails Society’s proposed trail and existing trails. (Map courtesy of Nature Trails Society)

Nature Trail Society seeks pathway connections through Greater Victoria

Proposal would connect Thetis Lake with two provincial parks

A map lays out the groundwork for the Nature Trails Society’s proposed trail and existing trails. (Map courtesy of Nature Trails Society)
The section of the E & N Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of CRD)

Completion of E & N Trail section in Langford creates continuous 13-kilometre route

Stretch between Atkins Avenue railway crossing and Savory Elementary trail’s newest link

The section of the E & N Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of CRD)