Walks in Your Back Yard – CRD, BC

This blog is only updated at Walks in Your Back Yard.  June 2018


Walks in Your Back Yard

in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia, Canada

by R. Eckard 2017

Thirteen communities form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia, Canada. Located on the southern end of Vancouver Island, the hub of this district is the City of Victoria, the capital of the province. This blog describes the parks, playgrounds and green spaces that help form the wonderful urban woodlands within this district.

Occupied for over five thousand years, there was huge population growth in the eighten hundreds that has continued to this day. The CRD hosts a population of nearly than half a million people on Southern Vancouver Island.  The majority of this district is covered in bedrocks that were formed by the gradual movement of small sections of the crust. These sedimentary, metamorphic and volcanic rocks. Some have significant glacial sediments which have been mined for gravel. The bedrocks have been classified in to wrangellia, leech river and colwood collisions occurred thousands of years ago and many of the surface rocks show glacial striations from the Fraser Glacial period.


North Saanich


Central Saanich


Oak Bay

Victoria, BC, Canada

View Royal






Juan de Fuca Electoral Area


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