Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

 "On or by the Sea, the Friendly Place to be"

Sunday Walking Program

Most Sundays, year-round, we organize walks in the afternoons. The walks always start at 1400hrs and last between 1.25 and 2 hours and are graded as to difficulty (a one booter is dead easy, a four booter is the most difficult we attempt) so you can decide if the walk is suitable for you.

Friends, relatives and dogs are more than welcome to accompany members on these walks.

Most of the routes are located in Saanich and in the northern part of the Peninsula but, occasionally, we venture further afield into Oak Bay, Victoria, Langford or Metchosin. And, of course, if we’re close to the clubhouse many walkers turn up there after the walk!  Check out the maps and guides of some of the hikes that are listed below.

We have been running these walks for over ten years now and they’ve proved to be very popular. Not only do members get a bit of exercise but it is a great way to stay in touch with the club during the off-season for boating. Also, it is an opportunity to get to know other members and to explore parts of the Greater Victoria area with which you may not be familiar.

Although the Sunday walks will show up on the Event Calendar, we communicate the details by email a few days before the scheduled walk.

If you wish to be included on the email list, go to your “Profile Page”, scroll down to “Club Interests” and put a check mark in the “Walking” selection. (Don’t forget to save your changes)

If you think that you might want to join one of the walks, or want to find out a bit more about them, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator

So, join the walking group for a chance to keep up with old friends, make new ones and get some exercise in the bargain!


Maps and Guides


The following maps and guides are, of course, only a fraction of the routes we’ve been on over the years and they are, for the most part, really easy.  Here are some things to bear in mind:

  1. All of the walks are graded as to difficulty.  A ‘one booter’ is mostly flat and follows quiet roads and groomed trails for the most part.  There may be one or two ‘uppy’ or ‘downy’ bits but they won’t present any difficulty if you take your time.  A ‘two booter’ is a bit more challenging and involves more hill and trails that may not be groomed.  A ‘three booter’ is the most difficult and is quite challenging in terms of length, elevation gain and loss, and trail quality.
  2. The walks last between an hour and two hours.
  3. Always carry water with you in warm weather and, if you have one, a cell phone in case of an emergency.  And, please wear hiking shoes or boots!
  4. We’ve provided four location maps for the walks.  There are 11 walks that are in the northern part of the Peninsula, 4 in Central Saanich, another 4 in Saanich (all starting off Wilkinson Road), and 5 in SE Saanich and Oak Bay.
If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact Adrian Kershaw at volunteer@snsyc.ca .


Maps and Guides

Guides Maps
01. WARRIOR POINT GUIDE.pdf 01. WARRIOR POINT WALK MAP.pdf
02. Kinashay and Sumac Parks Guide.pdf 02. Kinashaw and Sumac Parks Map.pdf
03. HORTH HILL AND SUMAC PARK GUIDE.pdf 03. HORTH HILL AND SUMAC PARK MAP.pdf
04. HORTH HILL TO LANDS END ROAD Guide.pdf 04. HORTH HILL AND LANDS END ROAD MAP.pdf
05. LITTLE JOHN ROAD Guide.pdf 05. LITTLE JOHN ROAD MAP.pdf
06. Blue Heron Park Guide.pdf 06. Blue Herron Park Map.pdf
07. ROBERTS BAY WALK GUIDE.pdf 07. Roberts Bay Walk Map.pdf
08. SIDNEY PROMENADE GUIDE.pdf 08. Sidney Promenade Map.pdf
09. PAT BAY AND COUNTRYSIDE GUIDE.pdf 09. PAT BAY AND COUNTRYSIDE MAP.pdf
10. REAY CREEK IN SIDNEY GUIDE.pdf 10. REAY CREEK MAP.pdf
11.ARDMORE ROUTES GUIDE.pdf 11. ARDMORE MAP.pdf
12. BUTTERFIELD PARK GUIDE.pdf 12. Butterfield Park MAP.pdf
13.  GORE AND OAK HAVEN PARKS GUIDE.pdf 13.  Gore and Oak Haven Map.pdf
14.  CENTENNIAL PARK GUIDE.pdf 14. CENTENNIAL PARK MAP.pdf
15. BEAR HILL AND ELK LAKE GUIDE.pdf 15. Bear Hill Map.pdf
16. BEAVER LAKE WEST SIDE GUIDE.pdf 16. BEAVER LAKE WEST SIDE MAP.pdf
17. Logan Lake from Layritz Park Guide.pdf 17. Logan Lake from Layritz Park Map.pdf
18. Panama Flats from Layritz Park Guide.pdf 18. Panama Flats Trail Map.pdf
19.LAYRITZ PARK AND GLENDALE TRAIL GUIDE.pdf 19. Layritz Park and Glendale Trail Map.pdf
20. KNOCKAN HILL PARK GUIDE.pdf 20.Knocken Hill Map.pdf
21. PLAYFAIR PARK AND CEDAR HILL GUIDE.pdf 21. Playfair Park and Cedar Hill Map.pdf
22. TEN MILE POINT GUIDE.pdf 22. Ten Mile Point Map.pdf
23. Mt. Tolmie and UVic Guide.pdf 23. MT. TOLMIE MAP.pdf
24. UPLANDS PARK AND THE CAMAS TRAIL GUIDE.pdf 24. Uplands Park Map.pdf
25. OAK BAY WILDERNESS WALK GUIDE.pdf 25. Oak Bay Wilderness Map.pdf
26.  GONZALES HILL GUIDE.pdf 26. GONZALES HILL MAP.pdf


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PO Box 2521, Sidney, BC V8L 4B9

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