A cougar was spotted in the Island View Beach Regional Park at approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 16. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich police issue warning after cougar spotted at Island View Beach

Regional park a popular spot for dog walkers, campers

The Central Saanich Police department is warning beachgoers to be extra cautious at Island View Beach Regional Park after a cougar was spotted in the area.

The department confirmed in a tweet that a cougar was spotted at Island View Beach at approximately 7:30 p.m. on June 16.

The park is a popular spot for dog walkers and campers with the Island View Beach Regional Park Campground now open for the season.

ALSO READ: Capital Regional District prepares to reopen regional campgrounds


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