One of two owls along the trail on the Bear Hill Hike




Views on the Galiano Hike


Hiking Group 

This group is for members who want a rigorous hike, with varying degrees of difficulty, lasting 2-3 hours.  In addition to a regular hike we may also schedule an alternate, longer more rigorous hike.  Members should be reasonably fit, wear hiking shoes or boots, bring water and a snack.  Many bring hiking poles on the more hilly hikes. After the hike, coffee is our reward!  The hiking group meets Fridays at 8:50 am. at the Fowler Road parking lot.

The group relies upon members to suggest and lead hikes. When proposing a Hike, please refer to the schedule and provide the date & destination.  When submitting your specific hike details for group circulation, kindly aim to have these e-mailed to me latest by the Wednesday afternoon before hike day.

When considering to lead a hike, you may find that our list of hikes will be of use. The data has been compiled by Mick Phillips and, while not exhaustive, provides a comprehensive list of locations tackled over the years by the CB55+ Group.  We’re indebted to Mick for pulling this together for us.  A number of these will be quite familiar to most of the Group however, for those members less so, a quick “google” will provide you with more detail.  That said, if anyone has other fresh ideas on where we could hike, please do feel free to bring them forward. As with new leaders, new destinations will always be welcomed.

Contact: Stew Arnold at stewart.arnold@shaw.ca



August 17th — Durrance Lake/McKenzie Bight 

Here is the plan for this Friday…
Carpool as usual 9:00 am. at Fowler Park, then head to the parking lot at Durrance Lake (right turn off Willis Point Rd., about 3 1/2 km. along).  We will follow the trail along the lake then cross the road to take the trail down to McKenzie Bight, then on up to the Cascade Trail, then return along Timberman Trail and back to Durrance Lake.   Approximately 2 1/2 hours.  Bring poles for the steep sections.  
Bernice and I will be going directly to the parking lot at Durrance Lake, and look forward to seeing you there.  Coffee at Red Barn afterward.


August 17               Durrance Lake/McKenzie Bight                       Rhoda

August 24

August 31


September 7

September 14            Saturna Island                                                  Olsen  

September 21

September 28



Saturna Island hike – Mark your calendars for September 14th – Allen and Ilka will be leading another great hike on Saturna.







Cordova Bay 55+ Association
Help In Fundraising
Donations can be made by cheque and dropped off or mailed to:

Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association
#1-5238 Cordova Bay Road,
Victoria, BC, V8Y 2L2
Telephone: 250-658-5558
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