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GREENSPACES

— adventure waiting to happen —

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TYPE: Park, Trail

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SURFACE: Forest floor

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LENGTH: 8km loop

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FEATURES: Trails, Park

Askew Creek Park is a 3.4 hectare forested park and wilderness trail here in Chemainus. The park is great for hiking, walking, picnicking, and birdwatching. Here you can find 8 kilometers of walking trails with areas for sightseeing and benches for when you need a break. 

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ASKEW CREEK PARK

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TYPE: Trail, doc, lake 

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SURFACE: Gravel + forest floor

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LENGTH: 2.5km loop

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FEATURES: Lakeside trail

Chemainus Lake Park is a beautiful 2.4km hike located just off of River Road. This lightly trafficked loop is perfect for all skill levels and is accessible year-round! There is also a small dock perfect for fishing and taking in the scenery. 

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CHEMAINUS LAKE

park + picnic + fish
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TYPE: Trail

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SURFACE: Mixed

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LENGTH: 2.5km loop

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FEATURES: Trail, creek, waterfall

Stocking Creek has idyllic winding trails and a picnic area for fueling up. Here you can take a nature walk and find routes that take you along the creek to the falls (pictured). The Trans-Canada Trail also runs through this park connecting you to Chemainus and Ladysmith.

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STOCKING CREEK

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TYPE: Ballpark

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SURFACE: Mixed

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LENGTH: N/A

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FEATURES: Ballpark

Doc Lewis Field is that of the Chemainus Baseball Association. Here you can play and watch baseball, and fly kites, play soccer, frisbee and other outdoor activities while there are no games happening. 

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DOC LEWIS FIELD

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TYPE: Beach

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SURFACE: Sand + grass

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LENGTH: N/A

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FEATURES: Lakeside park

Fuller Lake Park is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the kids! You can swim, boat, and picnic here. It is located on a rolling hill with a sandy-pebbled beach with lots of shaded areas and spots for sun bathing. 

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FULLER LAKE

swim + picnic
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TYPE: Trail

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SURFACE: Forest floor

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LENGTH: 1.6km

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FEATURES: Creekside trail

The Hermit Trail is a short hike offering laid stone and flower beds alongside Askew Creek. It is perfect for a quick outing when you want to be in nature but don't have all day! 

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HERMIT TRAIL

park + picnic
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TYPE: Tail

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SURFACE: Gravel

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LENGTH: 1km - 16,000km

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FEATURES: Trail

The Chemainus section of the Trans Canada Trail is approximately  7km round trip. This well-groomed and level trail makes for easy walking, running, and biking. 

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TRANS-CANADA TRAIL

walk + run + bike
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TYPE: Park

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SURFACE: Gravel + concrete

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LENGTH: N/A

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FEATURES: Family friendly park

Waterwheel Park is a beautiful park in the centre of town complete with an outdoor stage, picnic tables, playground, labyrinth installed by the Chemainus Mural Society, and washrooms. It's also fully accessible!

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WATERWHEEL PARK

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TYPE: Park + trail 

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SURFACE: Forest floor

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LENGTH: 1.6km loop

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FEATURES: Park + trail

Wul'aam (Echo) Park offers two trailheads to enter from: Creegan Drive and Channel Boulevard. Along the trails, you can find second-growth maples, fir and cedar trees as well as benches for resting and of course stunning scenery. 

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WUL'AAM (ECHO) PARK

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Photo Credit: Fuller Lake + Doc Lewis Field courtesy of Don Bodger from the Chemainus Valley Courier