Day 20: Richard’s Marsh, Cinnabar Valley, Nanaimo

Distance Walked: 7.35 km Walking Time: 1 hr, 45 min Trail Rating: Easy (with options for moderate and more challenging hills to up your game) Location: 9 Ranchview Road (one of several access points) An incredible oasis, with seemingly endless paths to explore, it’s easy to forget that neighbourhood subdivisions closely encircle Richard’s Marsh. An …

Day 19: Parksville Wetlands & Surrounding Trails

Trails: Parksville Wetlands, Maple Glen Walkway (The Walkway of ♥) and Surrounding Forested Trails Wetlands Address: 790 Hirst Avenue West, Parksville Access Points: The foot of Despard Avenue or The Maple Glen Linear Walkway at the southern intersection of Magnolia Drive and Chestnut Street Distance Walked:  7.86 km Walking Time:  1 hr, 45 min Trail …

Day 16: Englishman River Estuary and Rosewall Creek Trail

Trail: Englishman River Estuary, Parksville Distance Walked: 4.3 km Walking Time: 1 hr Trail Rating: Easy Trail: Rosewall Creek Trail, Comox Distance Walked: 7.4 km Walking Time: 2.5 hrs Trail Rating: Moderate Combined Distance Walked: 11.7 km We had planned to hike The Abyss in Nanaimo today. We were actually on our way there when …

Day 13: Moorecroft Regional Park and Es-hw Sme~nts Community Park, Nanoose Bay

Distance Walked: 8.18 km Time Spent Walking: 2 hrs Trail Rating: Easy Locations: Moorecroft Regional Park, 1563 Stewart Road, Nanoose Bay Es-hw Sme~nts Community Park, 1650 Oak Leaf Drive, Nanoose Bay Today we did a shorter walk through Moorecroft Regional Park and nearby Es-hw Sme~nts Community Park grounds. The main Moorecoft trail loop is under 3 …

Day 12: Lighthouse Country Regional Trail, Qualicum Bay/Bowser

Trail: Lighthouse Country Regional Trail, North and South Loops, with Woodlot Trail Distance Hiked: 10.3 km Time Walking: 2 hr, 48 min Trail Rating: Easy (except for the railway trestle bridge crossing...which I did not love) How to Get There: The South Loop parking lot is located at the end of Lioness Blvd (off Lions …