The Comox Valley Regional District is excited to announce opportunities for residents and families to get out and enjoy our regional parks this year with either self-directed or guided nature programs.
The CVRD has partnered with Family Trails. The purpose is to provide opportunities for residents with young children to meet up to enjoy regular self-directed outings in CVRD parks. The program is free and is organized in partnership with the Building Connections for Valley Families Program.
Meet Mondays at 10 a.m. at the following locations and dates:
Jan. 17/22 Wildwood Interpretive Forest
Jan. 24/22 Lazo Wildlife Park
Jan. 31/22 Nymph Falls Park
Feb. 14/22 Bracken Park
Feb. 28/22 Royston Seaside Trail
Mar. 7/22 Driftwood Park
Mar. 14/22 Tsolum Spirit Park
Apr. 3/22 One Spot Trail (Meet at Dove Creek Hall)
Apr. 11/22 Nymph Falls Park
Apr. 25/22 Tsolum River Walk (Meet in the Curling Club Parking Lot)
May 2/22 Seal Bay Nature Park
May 9/22 Headquarters Townsite Park
May 16/22 Foden Park
May 30/22 Goose Spit Park
Guided Naturalist Park Walks
Every month, the CVRD will be hosting guided naturalist park walks, free of charge for anyone to enjoy. Pets are asked to remain at home.
The program is supported by The Building Connections for Valley Families Project.
•Tree & Plant Identification: Jan. 15, 10 – noon, Seal Bay Nature Park.
Information: For children 5-14 plus their families. Meet at the parking lot on Bates Road.
•Cultural, Agricultural & Natural History of One Spot Trail: Feb. 12, 10 – noon, One Spot Trail.
Information: All ages welcome! Meet at Dove Creek Hall on Burns Road. We will walk the trail section south from Burns Road to Piercy & back, (approx. 1 hour) and then part of the section north of Burns Road & back. (approx. 1 hour).
•Life on the River: March 12, 10 – noon, Tsolum River
Information: All ages welcome! Meet at the parking lot area in front of the Curling Rink.
•Learn All About Seals & Spring Flowers: April 16, 10 – noon, Seal Bay
Information: All ages welcome! Meet at the parking lot on Bates Road.
•Shoreline & Shells: May 14, 10- 12:30 pm, Ships Point.
Information: All ages welcome! Meet at Fanny Bay Community Hall on HW 19A. Walk along the beach and across the peninsula and rest at Arbutus Corner (southern tip).
All nature programs will be adhering to the current public health requirements for outdoor sport.
Visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/natureprograms to learn more about these fun family events or call 250-334-9622 for more information.