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Swan Lake - Christmas Hill and beyond

  • Jan 11, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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This will be a 2 boot hike, you can see how our hikes are rated here

We will be hiking around one side of Swan Lake a nature sanctuary located very near Victoria and on to Christmas Hill, via easy trails and some roads, we continue connecting with the Lochside Trail to get back to our start point, and possibly (weather dependent) a side trip to Mt. Doug. I will leave it up to the group on the day to see how much they want to do.

Starting place TBA

Estimated distance is about 8k or 12k with Mt.Doug side trip

Elevation is about 100m for Swan Lake/Christmas Hill

Elevation is about 200m for Mt Doug

Total elevation - 300m if we do it all

Rough map of route

Start time: 9:30AM

Lunch: 12:00 noon

Back: 2 - 3:00pm

Bring your backpack, water, snacks, lunch, raingear, and good footwear, sturdy low-cut hiker style shoes will be OK for this event.

Please be aware that this is a Club Tread event and our rules apply. You can read our policies for hikes at our main website.

Check here to make sure you are properly equipped for the trail

There will be the usual waiver for everyone to sign, this is the standard release that we have all participants sign at Club Tread events, and you must supply a current emergency contact phone#. You can see a copy of the waiver here


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  • Merrilyn

    Thanks George,
    much bey yet than staying home on a rainy day. Enjoyed the hike.

    January 11, 2014

  • George

    Thanks for coming out in the rain everyone, see you all next time

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Evy

    Thanks again George... great hike for a rainy day... a little rain never hurt anyone! :^)

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks George ~ a walk in the fresh air is always good, albeit a bit damp!

    January 11, 2014

  • Dana W.

    George I was all set to go and then the rain started again, sorry Looking forward to the next time dana

    January 11, 2014

  • Lise

    So sorry, but I must cancel too!

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Many thanks for organizing this hike but I will have to cancel out. See you next time.

    January 11, 2014

  • Gilda and V.

    We will both be there!

    January 1, 2014

  • Jacquie H.

    George, are you going to tell us where to meet?

    December 27, 2013

9 went

  • George
    Dues Paid Jan. 11, 2017, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Gurli
    dues paid March 31, 2017, Assistant Organizer
  • Donna W
    Dues paid Jan. 11, 2017, Co-Organizer
  • Gilda and V.
    dues paid Feb. 26, 2017 x2, Assistant Organizer
  • Anne
    dues paid Jan. 15, 2017
  • Evy
  • Merrilyn
    dues paid Feb. 6, 2016
  • A former member
  • A former member

Membership dues

CAD25.00 go to

This covers: rental of the hall for quarterly meetings, liability insurance for event leaders

Payment is accepted using:

  • Cash or check - “After you have attended 3 hikes as guest - GO TO THE CLUB WEBSITE to join and pay by PAYPAL/CREDIT CARD or CHEQUE only (NO CASH thanks)

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