About us

Find out who we are and what we do!

Our Organization

We are a non-profit society of people with a vision, passion and complementary strengths that position us at an advantage to accomplish this very large goal.

The Nature Trails Society will work with land owners, municipalities, Parks & Recreation, the CRD and other industry partners to secure access and authorization to specific cross regional trail corridors and connections ensuring the most effective trail system is created to accommodate all users: hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, dog walkers, horseback riders, commuting cyclists and families.

Meet The Team

Yvonne Mendel
Yvonne Mendel
Yvonne is working to spread the stoke and get more children under the age of 10 outdoors and active. In 2018, she organized many events and helped over 200 children ride bikes. She has been organizing for bike parks, and more interesting, integrated trails on Southern Vancouver Island. She brings people together to play on bikes,...
Susan Morrow
Susan Morrow

Director

Susan has had a love of the outdoors all her life – growing up in the Canadian prairies cross-country skiing, skating, camping, hiking and swimming.  She has had the great fortune to move to Vancouver Island and enjoy hiking the numerous and beautiful trails that this region offers.  Susan worked for many years as a...
Noah Snell
Noah Snell

Treasurer

Noah was born in the seaside town of White Rock, B.C. Experiencing the landscapes of the B.C. coast and beyond from an early age, it didn’t take long for him to develop a fascination with the natural world. Noah has a strong passion for the environment; he is a volunteer with Surfrider’s Vancouver Island chapter...
Daniel Cammiade
Daniel Cammiade

Executive Director

Daniel is a lifelong Victoria local, and father of two, Daniel has explored Vancouver Island trails for the past 20 years on foot, wheels and horse back, making invaluable and lasting connections with the trail community during that time. Self employed for the past 14 years, Daniel has concentrated his efforts on providing high quality,...
Don Monsour
Don Monsour

Director

As an advocate for community involvement Don has enjoyed participating and leading organizations in achieving their goals. While working with profit and not for profit organizations for over 45 years in several key initiatives he has developed a strong understanding of the rules and regulations that govern many boards and committees. As a leader of...
Tim Hewett
Tim Hewett

Director

Tim is an Interdisciplinary planner and project manager for the City of Victoria’s All Ages and Abilities active transportation implamentation program Biketoria. Tim brings a diverse multi-disciplinary background rooted in planning, design and sustainability. As an active outdoor enthusiast and community leader, Tim is passionate about sustainable community development and enhancing opportunities for recreation and...
Avy Woo
Avy Woo

Secretary

Avy and her family moved from Vancouver to Victoria many years ago and is enjoying being part of a smaller community.  Avy is a Professional Engineer and has worked with different local governments in her career. Through her work and travel experiences she has gained a deep understanding of the importance of connecting people and places...
Andrew Pape-Salmon
Andrew Pape-Salmon

Vice President

Andrew has been an active user of wilderness, non-motorized trails since pre-school; as a hiker, cross-country skier, mountain biker, mountaineer, and runner. 2010, he organized the Vancouver Island Spine Trail Relay and travelled 500kms on segments from Cape Scott to Victoria. This included a preview run of the “Malahat Connector”, now the Great Trail from...

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