PLEASE NOTE: Participants need to bring a lunch and wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing. Participants should also carry a card in their backpack with pertinent medical information, and an Emergency Contact named with contact details.
We encourage every hiker to lead one hike a year, which still leaves enough for those who wish to lead more.
TO MEET THE GOVERNMENT’S PRECAUTIONARY APPROACH TO THE SPREADING OF THE CORONAVIRUS, THE TRAIL AND NATURE CLUB HAS DECIDED TO CANCEL ALL EVENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
|Tues Mar 3||Carron Carson will lead a hike from the parking lot at Burgoyne Bay. We will walk to the south side of the bay and take the #20 trail and on to the #23 trail which our group made about 3 yrs ago. We'll climb up to about the 300 m level, then circle back. Once at the parking lot, we can determine if anyone wants to hike out to Daffodil Cove. Meet at ArtSpring at 9:45 a.m. to carpool or at the parking lot at Burgoyne Bay at 10:00 a.m.||Lorrie Storr will lead a walk from Beaver Point Hall to Kings Cove. It is a moderate walk going over one or two heights of land. There may be a few wet and slippery areas. We will go to the cove with a short detour to Merganser pond and then follow our path back. Meet at ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. or Beaver Point Hall at 10:20 a.m.||Laura will lead today. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the east end of the parking lot where the Golden Island and Dagwood restaurants are located. Lunch at one of these restaurants.|
|Tues Mar 10||Jack Little will lead a moderate Channel Ridge hike departing from and ending at the end of Sir Echos which is off Sunset. Good views to St Mary Lake and Stuart Channel. Bring a lunch. Meet at ArtSpring at 9:45 a.m. or at the Sir Echo trailhead at 10:00 a.m.||Wendy McLean will lead the Daffodil Walk in Burgoyne Bay. Meet at ArtSpring to carpool at 10:00 a.m. or at Burgoyne Bay parking lot at 10:20 a.m. This is a relatively easy walk with some hilly sections||Marjie will lead today. Be at the Burgoyne Bay triangle at 10:15 a.m. or leave Centennial Park at 10:00 a.m.|
|Tues Mar 17||CANCELLED.|
Moderate hike from Beaver Point into Ruckle Park with Barry & Sheila. Hike will include "trimming of the green “ on a short stretch of trail near the beginning. Please bring clippers, secateurs, or a folding saw if you have one. Meet at ArtSpring at 9:45 a.m. to car pool or Beaver Point Hall at 10:00 a.m.
A full day outing in nature, up Island, to Qualicum Beach area. For an early start, meet in the ferry line-up at Vesuvius at 7:30 a.m. to catch the 8:20 a.m. ferry. No car pooling in these times. Local and long-time naturalist Lynne Brookes will lead us first to beautiful Hamilton Marsh, a hidden gem of a wetland. Our next stop is the Heritage Forest for a 40 minute walk in a rare remnant of an old growth forest. Then, to the highlight, the Brant Geese Wildlife Festival at Seaside Nature Park. Following lunch on the beach we will join bird watchers for a feast of action - the Brant geese foraging on eel grass, and numerous other water fowl and shorebirds all feeding as the tide goes out. There will be a possible stop at Rathtreavor Beach on the way home to Crofton for the 4:50 p.m. ferry. Please come well stocked with snacks and a packed lunch as Lynne has designed a full day for us, with all three walks, easily accessible to all levels. Direct any questions to Kathleen Maser. firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on the SSTNC website under the Nature Outings tab.
Stirling and Maureen will lead. Leave Centennial Park at 10:00 a.m.
|Tues Mar 24||CANCELLED.||CANCELLED.||CANCELLED.
|Tues Mar 31||CANCELLED.||CANCELLED.||CANCELLED.
|Tues June 16||Strawberry Festival in Ruckle Park. This year's event is being organized by the Hikers. Meet at noon for lunch in the lower picnic area to enjoy a scrumptious dish of strawberries and ice cream. Remember to bring a dish and spoon! There will be a short walk in Ruckle Park before lunch. Car pool from ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. or meet at the picnic area parking lot at 10:20 a.m.|