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A Paddle Trip to D’Arcy Island – Gulf Island National Park Reserve

A Paddle Trip to D’Arcy Island – Gulf Island National Park Reserve

A Kayaking Day Trip to D’Arcy Island D’Arcy Island is actually two islands lying about 3 1/2 nautical miles off the east coast of the Saanich Pennisula just north of Victoria. Big D’Arcy is the largest of the two at around 83 hectares and is  part of the Gulf Island National Park Reserve.  It has 7 wilderness campsites with picnic tables and pit toilets. Little…
Tillicum Safety Portage Beach

Tillicum Safety Portage Beach

Hello and Happy New Year to all! IMPORTANT.   Please distribute to all the paddlers you know… ESPECIALLY any who live in Esquimalt.  We need everyone to write and enthusiastically support Councillor Armour’s motion (see below) for the Tillicum Safety Portage Beach. Deadline:  4:30 pm, Monday January 6. Send emails to:   corporate.services@esquimalt.ca and copy to Councillor Armour…   ken.armour@esquimalt.ca THE MOTION:     THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That Township staff investigate options to…
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