recreation

A rider crosses a “skinny” on the newly opened trail known as 90s Jank, built within the Hartland system by volunteers with the South Island Mountain Bike Society. (Youtube/MTB Matt)

Mountain bikers celebrate first new trail in years on Saanich’s Mount Work

90s Jank trail a product of licence agreement between CRD and mountain bike society

 

Fishing licences came available for sale Thursday, April 1, and the federal government has introduced a new tool to help anglers – those who are required – to record their catches. (Black Press Media files)

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an ‘easy’ online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

 

Sean Brown in Commercial Alley downtown Victoria with some of the skateboards and wheels donated for his Youth on Board project, which will see him put boards together to be passed on to local youth. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Getting youth at risk on skateboards is a passion project for Victoria man

Former skateboarder rallies community to collect equipment for street youth

 

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)

Neighbourhood Small Grants are open for application

Get your creative, community-driven project funded for up to $500

Delivering special care packages to the elderly is a project idea that would qualify for a Small Neighbourhood Grant. (Clayoquot Biosphere Trust photo)
Saanich received two bids from companies interested in undertaking the ice slab replacement project at the G. R. Pearkes Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two bids get in under the buzzer for Saanich arena slab replacement

Pearkes project on track, ice expected to reopen fall 2021

Saanich received two bids from companies interested in undertaking the ice slab replacement project at the G. R. Pearkes Recreation Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
Start browsing Saanich Recreation activities to add to your Spring wishlist ahead of registration, beginning Feb. 17.

Spring into recreation with Saanich

Review and save your favourites today to get ready for Feb. 17 registration

  • Feb 8, 2021
Start browsing Saanich Recreation activities to add to your Spring wishlist ahead of registration, beginning Feb. 17.
Saanich's Sonia Solberg, Program Secretary, Parks, Recreation & Community Services, browses programs to add to her family's Spring recreation wishlist ahead of registration, beginning Feb. 17

Saanich makes spring recreation sign-up easier than ever!

Spring Registered Activities open for viewing Feb. 3; registration begins Feb. 17

  • Feb 1, 2021
Saanich's Sonia Solberg, Program Secretary, Parks, Recreation & Community Services, browses programs to add to her family's Spring recreation wishlist ahead of registration, beginning Feb. 17
Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre will reopen Feb. 1 after a nearly 10-month closure to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre gears up for safe reopening in Victoria

Recreation facility opens Feb. 1 with reservation system to prevent crowding

  • Jan 22, 2021
Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre will reopen Feb. 1 after a nearly 10-month closure to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Juan de Fuca pool opens up again Jan. 20, after being closed since last March due to ongoing public health restrictions due to the pandemic. (West Shore Parks and Recreation)

Juan de Fuca pool to reopen in Colwood after 10-month shutdown for COVID

West Shore Parks and Recreation using federal/provincial restart funding to reopen facility

The Juan de Fuca pool opens up again Jan. 20, after being closed since last March due to ongoing public health restrictions due to the pandemic. (West Shore Parks and Recreation)
If you’ve weathered the pandemic with a few less-positive coping methods, “don’t beat yourself up; instead, be kind to yourself,” suggests Saanich Recreation's Lisa Banks.

Resolve this New Year to be kind – to you!

Wellness programming responds to people’s needs heading into 2021

  • Dec 28, 2020
If you’ve weathered the pandemic with a few less-positive coping methods, “don’t beat yourself up; instead, be kind to yourself,” suggests Saanich Recreation's Lisa Banks.
A Saanich Recreation gift card is always welcome under the tree!

Give the gift that always fits!

Saanich Recreation gift cards open a world of possibilities for every age

  • Dec 14, 2020
A Saanich Recreation gift card is always welcome under the tree!
Registration for Saanich's next program sessions begins Dec. 2. People are encouraged to register online, but when that's not possible, phone-in and in-person registration is also available beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 2.

Saanich Recreation opens winter program registration Dec. 2

Protocols in place to keep community active and connected – safely

  • Nov 30, 2020
Registration for Saanich's next program sessions begins Dec. 2. People are encouraged to register online, but when that's not possible, phone-in and in-person registration is also available beginning at 6 a.m. Dec. 2.
As of Nov. 24, all group fitness classes at Saanich recreation centres have been cancelled and a mask mandate has been implemented amid new COVID-19 public health orders. (Black Press Media file photo)
As of Nov. 24, all group fitness classes at Saanich recreation centres have been cancelled and a mask mandate has been implemented amid new COVID-19 public health orders. (Black Press Media file photo)
A recent customer survey provided valuable insights that further helped Gordon Head adjust the swimmer experience.

Protocols ensure safe fun + fitness and Saanich pools

Reserved drop-ins, increased cleaning among key steps to keep swimmers safe

  • Oct 19, 2020
A recent customer survey provided valuable insights that further helped Gordon Head adjust the swimmer experience.
Fall recreation 2.0: Saanich adds programs, tweaks protocols in gradual re-opening

Fall recreation 2.0: Saanich adds programs, tweaks protocols in gradual re-opening

Registration for second half of fall registration opens Oct. 14

  • Oct 5, 2020
Fall recreation 2.0: Saanich adds programs, tweaks protocols in gradual re-opening
Saanich parks are for the birds!

Saanich parks are for the birds!

Discover this popular pastime and get to know your feathered friends

  • Sep 14, 2020
Saanich parks are for the birds!
Saanich implements increased rates starting Sept. 8 but will reinstate the 25-times pass while COVID-19 restrictions are in place. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich implements increased rates starting Sept. 8 but will reinstate the 25-times pass while COVID-19 restrictions are in place. (Black Press Media file photo)
Discover Saanich’s hidden gems

Discover Saanich’s hidden gems

Volunteers pull together to support these natural landscapes

  • Aug 17, 2020
Discover Saanich’s hidden gems
Take a tour of Saanich’s significant trees

Take a tour of Saanich’s significant trees

We know that spending time in nature is essential to our wellness…

  • Aug 10, 2020
Take a tour of Saanich’s significant trees
People enjoy the Saanich Cycling Festival on May 5th, 2019.

Your 2-day Saanich staycation: Hike, pedal and paddle!

Where will your summer travels take you? While many of us are…

  • Aug 3, 2020
People enjoy the Saanich Cycling Festival on May 5th, 2019.