Trails

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Central Saanich’s recently approved active transportation plan aims to improve infrastructure to encourage more trips by residents on foot, by bike or transit. (Adobe stock)

Central Saanich gets in gear for increase in active transportation

Improvements to pedestrian, cycling and transit infrastructure in the works

Central Saanich’s recently approved active transportation plan aims to improve infrastructure to encourage more trips by residents on foot, by bike or transit. (Adobe stock)
The Sea Bluff Trail is on Stillmeadow Farm’s private land. (Provided by Violaine Mitchell)

Sea Bluff Trail in Metchosin to be an all-weather path after improvements

Partially closed since October, the farm area trail is a favourite for walkers and equestrians

The Sea Bluff Trail is on Stillmeadow Farm’s private land. (Provided by Violaine Mitchell)
CRD parks and trails water fountains and water bottle filling stations will remain closed, despite soaring temperatures forecast for the coming days in Greater Victoria, due to lack of resources to clean them to COVID-19 public health standards. (Black Press Media file photo)

Water fountains, refill stations to remain shut off in CRD parks despite heatwave

Hourly cleaning to current public health standards not manageable at this point: CRD spokesperson

CRD parks and trails water fountains and water bottle filling stations will remain closed, despite soaring temperatures forecast for the coming days in Greater Victoria, due to lack of resources to clean them to COVID-19 public health standards. (Black Press Media file photo)
(V.I. Trail/Google Maps)

Now 90% complete, Vancouver Island trail forges new funding parnership

Victoria Foundation takes on Vancouver Island Trail Association; fund valued at $40,000

(V.I. Trail/Google Maps)
The Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society and Mosaic Forest Management are teaming up to create more trails in the Cowichan Lake area. (File photo)

Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers and Mosaic partner to build new trails

Non-motorized recreational trails to be built on 1,000 hectares of forest land

The Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society and Mosaic Forest Management are teaming up to create more trails in the Cowichan Lake area. (File photo)
North Coast Trail Ale. (Submitted photo)

Interest in Vancouver Island’s wild north coast continuing to brew

Growing interest in Cape Scott and the North Coast Trail can be washed down with new craft beer

North Coast Trail Ale. (Submitted photo)