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Happy Earth Day 2020

Wishing everyone a Happy Earth Day! We are incredibly fortunate to live on Vancouver Island, with an abundance of nature at our doorsteps.

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COVID-19 Park Closures

Some parks and most campgrounds remain CLOSED, with phased reopening in June. (Updated May 21st)

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Combing the Coast Beach Cleanups

Join local Victoria radio station The Zone @ 91-3 and Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island for their next cleanups of China Beach, Port Renfrew and French Beach.

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International Day of Forests

The second annual International Day of Forests is coming up March 21, 2014.

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6th Annual Save Our Salmon Festival

6th Annual S.O.S. Save Our Salmon Festival is Saturday & Sunday, April 20th & 21st at the Shirley Hall, past Sooke. Tickets are available at Stick in the Mud coffee shop on a sliding scale $10-15 for Friday night and $15-20 for all day Saturday or $20-25 for the full weekend. Proceeds raised go to […]

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Photo Call for Secret Lakes of Victoria Guidebook

Are you a nature photographer? Writer Adam Ungstad is looking for photos for his Secret Lakes of Victoria Guidebook project…

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Sooke Potholes Ramble

Guided Adult Hike This Sunday, October 16 • 10am to 2pm: Join a CRD Regional Parks’ naturalist for a hike near the Sooke River to learn interesting natural and cultural history along the way. Wear sturdy shoes, pack a lunch and bring your camera if you have one. Meet at the information kiosk in parking […]

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British Columbia’s Magnificent Parks

Join BC Bestselling author James D. Anderson as he presents stories and fascinating information from his book British Columbia’s Magnificent Parks: The First 100 Years ($44.95, Harbour Publishing). James will present photographs and information about the development of the BC Park System at the Oak Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library—Oak Bay located […]

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Turn Your Backyard into a Park

Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is having their Fall Native Plant Sale this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Autumn Guided Nature Walks

CRD Parks is offering a series of guided nature walks this fall, some of which are FREE! Check ’em out…

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