No matter what your age, CRD Regional Parks has a nature outing and event for you - for every season. Join a park interpreter for a guided walk, hike, drop-in event or canoe adventure. See the calendar for an outing and event that piques your natural curiosity.

Regional Park Maps

Printer-friendly Park Maps

Volunteering for Regional Parks

Regional Parks Volunteer Services program provides opportunities for you to be involved in preservation and enjoyment of regional parks and trails.

Parks Library

CRD Regional Parks protects and manages more than 13,000 hectares of spectacular and easily accessible natural areas in 33 regional parks and trails in the Capital Regional District.

Legacy Program: Where Gifts Grow

Be involved today by planting seeds for the future. Explore the vision of your legacy with Regional Parks.

Land Acquisition Fund

The CRD acquires land through the Regional Parks Land Acquisition Fund. Funds are generated through a residential property tax.

Alerts & Notices


  • Lochside Regional Trail periodic closures in Sidney area Nov 22–Dec 20, 8am-4pm

    Temporary closures for asphalt repairs from Ardwell Ave to Beacon Ave and Swartz Bay Rd to McDonald Park Rd

  • Maintenance on sections of the Lochside Regional Trail throughout November and December

    Expect delays on the Trail from Dooley Rd to Lochside Park and from Royal Oak Dr to Lohbrunner Rd.


  • Restoration Underway at Thetis Lake Former Pistol Range Site off Highland Road #crdparks

    Park visitors and neighbours are asked to use caution around trucks and heavy equipment travelling through the area hauling organic materials for site restoration. Read more>>
  • Mt Work - Hartland Easy Rider Trail closed Mon-Fri, open on weekends #crdparks

    Trail closed during construction of new Technical Training Area


All Regional Parks and Trails are Open

Crews will be clearing snow during daylight hours. Expect and prepare for slippery conditions until areas are cleared. CRD parks crews clear snow and ice during daylight hours on the Galloping Goose, E&N Rail Trail & Lochside high use areas:

  • Galloping Goose - Wale Road to Selkirk Trestle
  • E&N Rail Trail - Atkins Road to Esquimalt Road
  • Lochside - Don Mann’s to Switch Bridge

After clearing snow on the regional trails priority work is clearing park parking lots, starting with Elk/Beaver Lake and Thetis Lake.

Learn more about blue-green algae:

New Trails

Construction is underway for the E&N Rail Trail and for the new Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail. Follow the progress.