Visitors to Witty’s Lagoon Park can find many amazing finds during the Sandy Shore Explore guided walk on June 25 and two other events hosted there this summer by CRD Parks.

SUMMER FUN 2016: Regional parks summer activities highlighted

CRD Parks brochure brings local green spaces into focus

There’s a plethora of events and activities in local parks this summer to suit you and your family’s style, whether you’re avid hikers or simply more interested in a scenic stroll.

The Capital Regional District’s Nature Outings and Events for Nature Lovers of All Ages is a comprehensive, one-stop brochure that lists everything that is going on in CRD parks from July to September.

The brochure includes schedules for events, symbols marking the degree of difficulty of trails, which ones are wheelchair accessible, what to bring, how to dress, fees and registration information.

Some of the highlights centred at West Shore locations include the Sandy Shore Explore guided walk at Witty’s Lagoon on June 25, the Rascally Racoons walk at Mill Hill Park on July 12 and a Marine Day drop-in event at Witty’s on July 21.

Later events include a Mystery Creature guided walk at Witty’s on Aug. 6 and a Tree-Mendous Trees guided walk at Devonian Park on Aug. 30.

The CRD offers a sensational lineup of nature events and outings at regional parks year round.

Kim St. Claire, the manager of visitor services and community development with CRD Parks, said many of those are on the West Shore.

She said, “Join our CRD Regional Parks naturalists this summer, up the hill, at the beach and in the forest.”

The brochure is available at the CRD Regional Parks office, 490 Atkins Ave. and CRD headquarters, 625 Fisgard St. or can be downloaded at

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