Get to Know Your H2O Tours!

Tours of the Greater Victoria Water Supply Area & Facilities

Ever wonder how your drinking water is delivered from source to tap?

The Capital Regional District’s Get to Know Your H2O Tours are a great way to discover how your drinking water is delivered from the source to your tap. During the tour you’ll discover the natural landscapes, water supply reservoirs, and the treatment process that provides Greater Victoria with high quality tap water.

Tour Types

Public Tours

Source to Tap Tour 

All tours leave on a school bus that will be guided to various stops within our protected watershed to let you discover the beauty of the watershed first hand. This five-hour tour aims to educate the public on where their water comes from and how it is treated to provide the highest quality drinking water. The tour follows the flow of the water supply starting at the north end of Sooke Lake Reservoir and explores the surrounding forests, Rithet Creek (main tributary to Sooke Lake Reservoir), water supply facilities and the treatment process that ensures the water delivered to your tap is the highest quality. 

Important notes:

  • All tours require pre-registration 
  • This tour is for ages 12 and up only
  • Each tour is limited to 42 people
  • Tours are very popular - if you can no longer attend please cancel your registration to allow those on the waitlist to attend

Upcoming Watershed Tours 

Technical & Post-Secondary School Tours

The CRD is proud to support advanced learning opportunities. Come discover the many professional, technical and specially trained staff involved in providing drinking water to the Region. For more information about technical tours, please email

Learn more about the Greater Victoria Water Supply:

Contact Us

For more information on the Get to Know Your H2O Tours:
Tel: 250.474.9627