Southern Vancouver Island Nature Trails Society
Who are we?
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.
Find out who we are and what we do
We are a not for profit society of people with a vision, passion and complementary strengths that position us at an advantage to accomplish this very large goal.
Meet The Team
What People Say
Max Plaxton– Two Time XC Mountain Bike Canadian National Champion
The Nature Trail Society’s vision of a comprehensive world class network of trails located in Greater Victoria would greatly enhance Victoria’s destination. By creating a signature trail that is well maintained and clearly marked for multiple users, Victoria stands to reap the benefits of attracting more tourists to the region, encouraging them to stay longer and to come back more often.
Paul NurseyCEO of Tourism Victoria
“As an avid mountain biker, professional off-road triathlete (Luna Pro Team), mom of two, and someone who loves to show off my home trails,” “I know many visitors and friends who have come to Victoria to mountain bike. The unfortunate part right now is that it is very difficult for a visitor to navigate the trails, even with a map. It takes a seasoned local to help others find their way and link the trails together in a way that meets ability levels for optimal enjoyment and challenge.There are not many beginner, easily accessible trails out there right now around Victoria. With my kids 4 and 6 right now I would love to have more accessible, learning facilities to introduce them to the sport of mountain biking. As an athlete nearing retirement I would also love a location where kids, beginners, and particularly girls and women can stay, ride, and learn together all in one spot. I am positive such a development would instantly draw and attract visitors to the area year round!!”
Danelle KabushPhD, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Professional Off-Road Triathlete, Mom of Two
“Southern Vancouver Island has all the ingredients to turn our world class athletes and has been doing so for many years. It is amazing to see facilities developed to support athletes and of equal importance to engage the local community in encouraging a healthy lifestyle. I am excited to see the long term legacy that this forward thinking can deliver – this is a win win for everyone!”