Walking “Experiences and Explorations”
SUMMER WALKING TOURS
We will focus on slowing down to connect with ourselves and nature to increase and enhance our experience. So important in this fast paced world, even our thoughts and movements aren’t able to slow down! Join us and explore your fitness in a “new” way that is not focused on effort. It is focused on turning the effort “off.” Same fitness benefits! Added benefit – see the beauty in our own Greater Victoria Communities……..
Register with firstname.lastname@example.org for each tour of interest. Cost – $10.00 (no debit or credit cards – cash only)
- Gorge Park ~ Monday, July 15 th, 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.
Meet up @ 8:45 a.m. in the Main Parking Lot off Tillicum Road
Esquimalt Gorge Park is located on the Gorge Waterway in historic Esquimalt, British Columbia. When the park was developed more than 100 years ago, a key attraction was the establishment of North America’s first Japanese Garden. The Garden was originally designed by Isaburo Kishida in 1907. The Takata family operated a very successful Tea House in the gardens for many years until 1941 when Canadian citizens of Japanese ancestry were sent to internment camps.
- Saxe Point Park ~ Mon, July 22nd, 9 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Meet up @ 8:45 a.m. – Parking Lot of Saxe Point Park at the end of Fraser Street
During World War 2 a searchlight was installed at Saxe Point as part of the DND’s shoreline defense. Today the park provides spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca. Fine perennial and shrub borders and a large open lawn area overlook the water. Forested trails and beach accesses are set among mature Douglas fir and Grand fir.
More info on Saxe Point Park
- Westsong Walkway in West Bay~ Monday, July 29th, 9 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Meet up @ 8:45 a.m. at the Entrance to the walkway found on lower Head Street.
At Songhees Point walk along the Victoria waterfront. A nice city walk that has the elements of integrating nature and city life. It connects to Victoria’s West Song Way for 2.9 kilometre walk from downtown to West Bay. The walkway features overhanging Douglas fir and Arbutus trees, as well as some Oaks, broom and wild flowers. Also in evidence are glacial score marks on the rocky outcrops.
- Government House ~ Wed, July 31st, 9 – 10:00 am
Meet up # 8:45 a.m. – in Parking Lot at 1401 Rockland Avenue
Beautiful Gardens cared for by local volunteers and friends of Government House and a Garry Oak Meadow. Explore the beautiful grounds that surround B.C.’s Governor General.
more info – Government House
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