CRD Regional Parks and Trails 2024 Resident Survey

The 2024 Resident Survey is underway. If you receive a letter to participate, please follow the instructions to complete the survey.

The CRD Regional Parks and Trails Resident Survey runs approximately every five years and helps document public satisfaction, confirm visitor activities in the parks, assess understanding of the benefits of parks on various levels, and get feedback on priorities for park management and facilities.

This survey will also assist staff in planning effective and efficient service delivery and management, ensuring the regional parks and trails system remains responsive to public needs and expectations in the future.

If your household was not selected for the CRD Regional Parks and Trails 2024 Resident Survey, there are always more ways to engage with the CRD! You can follow all the CRD's active engagement opportunities on our online engagement space.

R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd., a Victoria-based research firm, is surveying on behalf of the CRD.

If you have questions about the survey, contact Malatest's toll-free survey hotline at 1.833.224.7237.

Regional Parks Strategic Plan 2022-2032

This plan sets the direction for regional parks and trails over the next decade and beyond. It defines the long-term ‘big picture’ framework for our regional parks' system. 

2022 Interim Regional Parks & Trails Strategic Plan Progress Report

Progress on the implementation of the 10-year Regional Parks and Trails Strategic Plan is reported annually in a Progress Report. The 2022 Interim Regional Parks & Trails Strategic Plan Progress Report provides a high-level, easy-to-understand overview of the CRD’s performance and progress related to regional parks and regional trails, and summarizes progress made in the 2022 year for each goal area.

Regional Trails Management Plan

The Regional Trails Management Plan (2016) guides decision-making, priority setting, and budget planning for the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, the Lochside Regional Trail and the E&N Rail Trail - Humpback Connector and future regional trails.

Everyone's Parks and Trails: A Universal Access Plan for CRD Parks

This plan identifies an integrated approach to providing facilities and services to the widest possible range of visitors to regional parks and trails, including visitors with disabilities.

Mountain Biking Guidelines

The Mountain Biking Guidelines apply to all mountain biking activities taking place within the CRD regional parks system. This includes mountain biking as an activity as well as the construction and maintenance of mountain biking trails and related facilities and infrastructure. The regional parks system currently offers mountain biking trail networks in three regional parks: Mount Work, Thetis Lake and Sea to Sea.  

Geocaching

The Capital Regional District recognizes geocaching as a recreational activity in regional parks and trails. The guidelines encourage geocaching as a low impact and healthy activity in regional parks and trails while ensuring that geocaching participants respect the ecological sensitivity of park environments and the safety and needs of other park users.

Guide to User-friendly Trails

A Guide to User-Friendly Trails is a pilot project developed through a partnership between CRD Regional Parks, the Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (IACDI) and West Shore Parks & Recreation. It is a publication of easy-to-use trails to walk, wheel and hike in the outdoors in Greater Victoria.

Cultural History of Three Regional Parks - Mill Hill, Thetis Lake and Francis/King

This report outlines the history of the people associated with the land now within the boundaries of Mill Hill, Thetis Lake and Francis/King regional parks.

Resident Survey

This survey collected information about residents’ use of regional parks and trails, their satisfaction, as well as their opinions about priorities for conservation, recreation and funding. The survey results help guide staff in planning and service delivery.