You’ll find the summer Capital Regional District nature guide online or at area nature centres.

CRD summer guide unveiled

Guidebook offers where to go, what to do to enjoy nature

If you’re reading this sentence on the West Shore, you likely don’t need to be reminded of the beauty all around us here on southern Vancouver Island.

But do you know all the places to go out to be in it? Do you know about the guided tours and various programs and information sessions offered to help you really experience nature to its fullest?

The Capital Regional District has just released its 2015 Nature Outings and Events Guide, designed to help with that.

The guide is a month-by-month account (July through September) of all the guided walks, celebrations and

adven-tures being offered by CRD Parks through-out the summer – every-thing from watching harbour seals at Witty’s Lagoon in Metchosin, to an exploration of the life of racoons at Mill Hill Regional Park in Langford or various events out in Sooke or Saanich.

The guide is helpful not only as a schedule, but tells which events are more physically strenuous than others – that would include a hike in Mount Work Regional Park in Highlands on Sept. 30 – and which outings are wheelchair accessible, such as the Craigflower Creek trail at Thetis Lake Regional Park in View Royal.

In many cases, it tells you which transit routes are best to access the location, where to park, when to get there for guided events and what kind of footwear or clothing is best-suited for the situation. It also contains helpful tips and advice on etiquette in nature and prices for camping in the region.

Most of the events are free, but many require pre-registration because of limited spaces being available.

Download a .PDF your 2015 CRD Nature Outings and Events Guide HERE or find one at any of the regional nature centres or the CRD Regional Parks office at 490 Atkins Ave. in Langford.

mdavies@goldstream gazette.com

Just Posted

B.C. Fire chiefs concerned over home-grown cannabis and fire hazards

More legislation is needed around electrical, fire codes

Former hostage negotiator to hold class in Victoria

Cathy MacDonald will teach communication skills on Sept. 26

Can you name all four of Victoria’s ‘sister cities’?

Partnerships with Asian, Russian countries have resulted in tourism, investment opportunities

Saanich churches seek to spread the blessings of pet ownership

St. Luke Cedar Hill Anglican Church will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals Service Sunday

Victoria UnWined helps grant wishes for children facing critical illness

UnWined Vancouver Island raises money for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon

VIDEO: Tour de Rock rider says event provides badly needed support

Cancer survivor and volunteer firefighter Nicole Emery speaks about importance of fundraising tour

Federal use of A.I. in visa applications could breach human rights, report says

Impacts of automated decision-making involving immigration applications and how errors and assumptions could lead to “life-and-death ramifications”

POLL: How much should rents increase in 2019?

A task force has recommended the provincial government limit rent increases for… Continue reading

Rattie scores 3 as Oilers blank Canucks 6-0

Vancouver slips to 1-5 in exhibition play

Veterans Affairs ordered to take second look before supporting vets’ relatives

Liberal government ordered officials to adopt a more critical eye

Dead B.C. motorcyclist was member of group that raced down mountain road

Some group members record their rides on Strathcona Parkway and post times to page

Indigenous athletes in spotlight at BC Sports Hall of Fame

New gallery to feature Carey Price, Kaila Mussel and Richard Peter

B.C. couple who went missing on flight from Edmonton named by family

Family released a statement Wednesday saying they’re still intent on finding the two-seater plane

VIDEO: A close look at what you were breathing during the B.C. wildfire season

Electron microscope images show soot and tar particles generated by worst B.C. fire season

Most Read