Take A Hike! Celebrating Parks, Connecting Communities

Jun 10, 2011

Victoria, BC – Celebrate BC Parks’ 100th anniversary and the Capital Regional District’s 45th anniversary at Take A Hike! tomorrow, Saturday, June 11 at Gowlland Tod Provincial Park and Mount Work Regional Park.

“Gowlland Tod is home to more than 150 kinds of plants and animals and this time of year the rocky knolls are alive with colourful wildflowers,” said BC Environment Minister Terry Lake. “As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the provincial park system I encourage people to get out and explore the more than 25 kilometres of trails through the park from the top of the Gowlland Range to the waters of Finlayson Arm.”

“We have an array of spectacular and easily accessible natural areas in our regional district,” said CRD Regional Parks Committee Chair Christopher Causton. “It’s a pleasure to jointly host this exciting community event in celebration of these amazing parks. It’s a family event that promises to be a fun-filled day of hiking, beautiful scenery and nature education for all ages and abilities.”

Stations will be set up at locations throughout the two parks with information, community booths, refreshments, prizes and more. Hike the trails and collect stamps along the way. Learn about the parks from roving naturalists and rangers. There is also free transportation service between park accesses to allow hikers to experience a variety of trails for all ages and abilities.

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Additonal Information
Take a Hike Map & Event Details

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For further information please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator,
Capital Regional District, Regional Parks
Cell: 250.889.8030

Suntanu Dalal, Communications
BC Ministry of Environment