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 or Craig Hilborne at  hilbornes@gmail.com


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


December 13th — Mt. Work Park From South Approach

Allen and Ilka Olsen will lead a hike up Mt. Work from the south approach.  The hike should be around 2 ½ hours round trip from the parking lot.  Generally a good trail but some scrambling up rocks.  Weather looks like it may be a bit wet, so regular gear for December hiking: raingear, good boots.   Walking poles may be helpful.  If you are coming out West Saanich Road turn west onto Prospect Lake Road and drive 5 km. to hard right turn onto Munn Road.  Seven km. along Munn Rd will bring you to the Mt. Work trailhead parking lot (just beyond Fork Lake Road).  Driving time approximately 30 minutes.

Meet as usual at 8:50 for a 9:00 am. departure from Fowler Road parking lot, or meet at 9:30 am. at the trailhead on Munn Road.  Group can decide on coffee plan after the hike.

If you plan to go directly to the trailhead, please let us and Stew know.
Allen & Ilka   allenrolsen@gmail.com  250-539-9920






December 13th           Mount Work Park from South End                              Ilka & Allen

December 20th           Christmas Hill and Christmas Lunch                            McHugh

December 27th           Sherry Shuffle                                                               Petersen & Vickers





NOTE:  The Christmas Hill/ Swan Lake hike will be followed by a chilli lunch back at the CB55+ Centre.  We ask hikers to contribute  to the lunch either:

Chilli to serve 8 preferably in an crock pot that can be dropped off and plugged in at the kitchen by 8:45
Bread or buns
Finger food dessert (baking)
We try to keep this simple since everything needs to be cleaned up and left overs taken home!  There will be hot apple cider, coffee and tea available.
Thanks to many of you who have already signed up to bring food.  For those who have not signed up please let me know by e-mail if you are coming and what you would like to bring.
At this point we still need 2 pots of chilli, 2 breads and 2 plates of baking.  Looking forward to this annual event for the hikers.
Duana McHugh





January 3rd





Geoff, Sue, Rolf and Charlane are planning the annual New Year’s sherry hike (December 27th).

Cordova Bay 55+ Association
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Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association
#1-5238 Cordova Bay Road,
Victoria, BC, V8Y 2L2
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