Saturna Island Group – Sept. 2018                                          Wow!  Careful there!!



                                         Views on the Galiano Hike



             Royal Roads Hike – Oct. 2018                       Goldstream – November 2018


            Goldstream – November 2018                                       Matheson Lake Hike


Broadmead & Boulderwood Ridge Ramble
                 March 8, 2019



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


Protocol: Change of Plan/Cancel:  We are a well prepared group and while the numbers may decrease in inclement weather we seldom change plans or cancel.  But, occasionally it may be prudent to do so. What we will do is if conditions are in doubt, the hike leader and myself will make an assessment and if there is a change send out an email by 8:00 am.  If no message, no change.  Please check your email before heading out.

Protocol: Proceeding Directly to Trail-head:  If you are proceeding directly to the trail-head please advise the hike leader and/or myself in advance and leave a contact number if you have one. The hike leader and/or myself will include a contact number in the weekly hike notice. This requirement is necessary in case something comes up on the way to the trial-head, either with you or the rest of the group. I realize that there are places where cell coverage is not good but we will do the best we can.


mobile: 250-361-7250


October 11th — Thetis Lake 

We will meet as usual at Fowler parking lot at 8:50 am. for a 9:00 am. start.  We’ll head to Thetis Lake parking lot (where the ticket machine has been taken out for the winter) and we’ll walk up the Lower Thetis Trail, then along Seaborn Trail, McKenzie Trail to McKenzie Lake, then onward to the Bellamy Trail which takes us to Upper Thetis Trail and back to the parking lot.  About 2 1/2 hours.  Wear good hiking boots, as the trails are a bit muddy in some areas, but not yet quagmires!  Poles could be useful as well.
Coffee/lunch afterward will be at the Nest, off West Burnside Road.  There is lots of seating inside, outside , and also outside on the lower level.  Hope for lots of sun.
If you choose to go directly to Thetis Lake, please let me or Stew know ahead.  See you tomorrow!
Rhoda  250-655-7226.   rhodachilton@hotmail.com








October 11th          Thetis Lake                                                       Chilton

October 18th          Layritz/ Colquitz/Quicks Bottom Parks           Shaun & Victoria

October 25th



Cordova Bay 55+ Association
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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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