Have Your Say! CRD Regional Parks and Trails Resident Survey Seeks Input from Invited Residents

Jan 23, 2024

Victoria, BC – It’s time to have your say on how you use and enjoy Capital Regional District (CRD) Regional Parks and Trails! Starting this week, selected residents will receive a letter and instructional mailer from the CRD asking them to complete the 2024 CRD Regional Parks and Trails Resident Survey.

The survey collects information about residents’ use of regional parks and trails, their level of satisfaction, as well as their opinions about future priorities for conservation, recreation, and funding. The results will help guide the CRD in future planning and service delivery for regional parks and regional trails.

"I strongly encourage residents who get an invite for the CRD Regional Parks and Trails Resident Survey to participate,” said CRD Board Chair Colin Plant. “Feedback from residents is invaluable and provides essential data to help improve use of and access to our regional parks and trails system.”

The last CRD Regional Parks and Trails Resident Survey took place in 2017 and was done with a combination of mailed and online surveys. The 2024 survey is offered online, with the option to request a phone survey or physical questionnaire by mail.

“This survey will help ensure future planning of our regional parks and trails system is based on updated and statistically valid information from people throughout our diverse communities in the region,” added CRD Regional Parks Committee Chair Cliff McNeil-Smith.

Households randomly selected to take the survey will be mailed an invite with a participation code that can be entered online to initiate the survey. The survey will take around 15-25 minutes to complete, depending on the household size. Household participation is voluntary, and all information shared is strictly confidential.

R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd., a Victoria based research firm, is delivering the survey on behalf of the CRD. Survey results will be available later in 2024. More information can be found online at www.crdresidentsurvey.ca.

If your household was not selected for a CRD Regional Parks and Trails Resident Survey, there are many more ways to engage with the CRD as plans are developed. Follow all the CRD’s active engagement opportunities here: https://getinvolved.crd.bc.ca/.

The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and government partners to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.


For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492