Walking Group

Looking at the Bird Sculptures at Esquimalt Lagoon


This is a year-round activity for members interested in 60 to 90 minute Friday walks on relatively flat surfaces with a maximum of 20 consecutive stairs.    If you are interested in joining, please contact Pat Bancroft at <patbancroft@telus.net> or Margaret Bates at <margaretbates@shaw.ca>   and you will be added to the walkers notice list.   

Walks are scheduled on Friday’s at 9:30 am.   All members take turns in leading a walk,  providing information a week in advance of the meeting location for the walk, and reserving a coffee location. 



– new ideas for walking routes are always welcome
– walks should be 60 to 90 minutes in length
– a notice regarding your walk should be sent to Pat on or before the Monday prior to your walk – please copy Margaret on your notice as she is Pat’s backup.   The notice should include information about the length of the walk,  the meeting location,  the coffee location, and how to reach you 
– maximum 20 stairs in any one place (some of us have knee and breathing problems)
– if snowing, walks are cancelled    
– walks are scheduled whether rain or shine and the leader should be at the starting location
– if heavy rain, the group (who turns up) decides whether to walk or to go for coffee instead of a walk
– if you are unable to lead a walk, it is your responsibility to find someone to take your place and
  to advise Pat and Margaret of this change so that their master lists are always up-to-date
– with vacations, other hikes, family, etc. we realize that you won’t be at some walks–no problem and no pressure
– if you wish to be removed from the distribution list, please contact Pat


Suggestions for walks:  Playfair Park, Island View Beach, Cedar Hill Golf Course, Swan Lake, Wlk Lake, Langford Lake, Sidney, Dean Park, Cordova Bay, Broadmead, Behind Butchart’s Garden, Lochside Trail, Cordova Bay Ridge, Bow Park, Brentwood,  Rithets Bog, Outerbridge Park, Cadboro Bay, Quadra Water Reserve, Sidney Airport, Cattle Point, Oak Bay, etc.  NEW WALKS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME


August 17th — Francis King Park  

The walk this Friday, August 17th will be in Francis King Park.  The easiest way to get there is to take Burnside Road West to Prospect Lake Road, then to Munn Road.  We’ll meet in the parking lot at 9:30 am. 

Some of the trails are walking and talking trails and others are walking trails.  There are some ups and downs.  Watch for tree roots and exposed rock.

We’ve walked this on Sunday and Monday without much difficulty.  It was quiet and pleasant among the huge trees, ferns and Oregon grape.  The walk will take about an hour and a quarter.

We will have coffee at Quality Foods.  They serve Starbucks coffee.


Friday walks scheduled are: 


  • August 17th                                                                                Johannessen
  • August 24th                                                                                Lidstone
  • August 31st                                                                                 Bonnor


  • September 7th                                                                             Bishop
  • September 14th                                                                           Mann/Simmons
  • September 21st                                                                            Childs
  • September 28th                                                                            Bonnor 


  • October 5th                                                                                  Bancroft
  • October 12th                                                                                Bates/Hughes
  • October 19th                                                                                Harrison
  • October 26th                                                                                 Bishop


  • November 2nd                                                                              Tobacco
  • November 9th                                                                                Bancroft
  • November 16th                                                                              Bates/Hughes
  • November 23rd                                                                              Bishop
  • November 30th                                                                              McDonald


  • December 7th                                                                                 Childs
  • December 14th                                                                               Cownden
  • December 21st                                                                                Dutton
  • December 28th                                                                                Harrison           







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