Rivers Day walk through Mount Doug goes digital

Signposts will be installed along the route with information and photos on vegetation and animals. QR codes, which can be scanned by smartphones and will link users to websites, will be on the signposts for walkers to scan, to hear bird calls or get information about the park and its restoration process.

A QR code for a pileated woodpecker.

A QR code for a pileated woodpecker.

Get back to nature with a relaxing stroll through Mount Douglas Park on Sunday – and don’t forget to bring your smartphone.

To celebrate the 31st annual B.C. Rivers Day, the Friends of Mount Douglas Park are hosting tours and an interactive, informative and interpretive walk around the park and creek.

Signposts will be installed along the route with information and photos on vegetation and animals. QR codes, which can be scanned by smartphones and will link users to websites, will be on the signposts for walkers to scan, to hear bird calls or get information about the park and its restoration process.

Interpreters will be around the park, too, providing information about Mount Doug.

The event takes place between 1 and 4 p.m. on Sept. 25 and begins in the main beach parking lot at the Cordova Bay and Ash roads intersection.

kslavin@saanichnews.com