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Victoria BC - Rithets Bog Nature Sanctuary

Updated on April 14, 2012

The Trail in Pictures

Lucky is happy to go for a walk around the bog
Lucky is happy to go for a walk around the bog
View across the bog
View across the bog
View from under the bridge....
View from under the bridge....
..where water lilly's grow
..where water lilly's grow
....and on top
....and on top
The trail balances a delicate infrastructure of water, plants and wildlife
The trail balances a delicate infrastructure of water, plants and wildlife
Woodpeckers at large (today they were hiding)
Woodpeckers at large (today they were hiding)
Wildflowers carpet the trail
Wildflowers carpet the trail
Lucky meets a friend
Lucky meets a friend
reflection in the algie
reflection in the algie
"Brian" out for a walk
"Brian" out for a walk
Canada geese - one was a little hissy to poor Lucky who trotted by nervously
Canada geese - one was a little hissy to poor Lucky who trotted by nervously
mum to be....
mum to be....
Ducks at play
Ducks at play
oh my - you're quacking cute  3
oh my - you're quacking cute 3

A Perfect Trail

If you ever visit Victoria on Vancouver Island in BC, be sure to take a walk around Rithets Peat Bog which is the last remaining peat bog on the Saanich Peninsula.

A unique area of conservation the park was donated by the Guinness Family in 1994.

Volunteers from Rithets Bog Conservation Society http://www.rithetsbog.org/ carefully re-plant and conserve the delicate natural infrastructire which is home to rare plants and wildlife.

A sanctuary for walkers and dog owners the trail offers beautiful views and a peaceful escape from urban life.

Just under 3km the trail is suitable for all levels of fitness and can be walked in 60 minutes or less.

Take your camera, you may see a woodpecker or a rare songbird or , as we did, encounter Brian the snail taking a walk on a branch.


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