Mary Lake Nature SanctuaryYou are Invited
Events at Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary
Regular events are scheduled at Mary Lake, they include walks, volunteer events and events at the nature house.
Spirit of Nature Walks
2nd Sunday of the month
We invite you to come and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this special property. This land has been under conservation ownership since 1947 so nature definitely has a strong presence here.
The Mary Lake property has 7 different ecosystems, contains a 7 acre lake with various riparian areas and both the Earsman and Millstream creeks which are part of the 13,000 year old watershed flow thru it. There is definitely something special about Mary Lake!
1 – 4 pm: self – guided with map of trails
2 – 3 pm: optional guided walk & talk
3 – 4 pm: Slide show & discussion in the house on the lake. Herbal teas for a loonie
For our monthly “Spirit of Nature ” walks we are asking for a $5 donation at the gate to help us with our fundraising efforts.
Children under 12 are free. If you have a membership with GVGS then you can attend for free.
- We ask that children be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- People with mobility issues are welcome to ask for vehicle access on the main driveway.
- Please stay on marked trails and be mindful not to disturb the wildlife that call Mary Lake their home.
- Many birds and animals live at Mary Lake so there is a no pets policy to ensure minimum disturbance.
Location: 1772 Millstream Rd just north of the Finlayson Arm Rd. junction
Parking: Please park along Millstream Rd. and meet at front gate to sign in
Note: This property is closed to the public at all other times
Robin June Hood (Director) First Nations Liaisons
Robin is a cultural geographer, educator, filmmaker and activist/academic. Robin worked for several years in Latin America supporting Mayan efforts to strengthen indigenous knowledge traditions, and secure cultural survival. During 25 years as an international development consultant and educator she has focused on protecting endangered peoples and landscapes, and creating strategies for educational renewal. Robin completed a post doctorate position at the University on cultural keystone species research using digital storytelling. Robin was the co founder of the Global Village Store, Youth Speaks, the Gaia Project, and Gumboot Productions. She was on the Rainforest Solutions team that crafted the landmark Great Bear Rainforest Agreement. Her recent book, For the Love of Nature: Solutions for Biodiversity was published in 2010. Robin was the Director of the Community Based Research Institute at Vancouver Island University until 2011.
We need your help! There are many ways you can contribute to the Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary. Your support will have a positive benefit for the whole region, local community and nature.
- Make a Charitable Donation (Tax Deductible)
- Join our Volunteer List
- Sign up for our Newsletter
- Become a member
- Connect and share on social media
- Participate in our events
Mary Lake Nature Sanctuary
1772 Millstream Rd,
Victoria, BC V9B 6E4
Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society
499 Millstream Lake Rd.
Victoria, BC. V9B 6H5
Registered Charity BN: 11894 6953 RR0001
WSÁNEC Coast Salish
Mary Lake lies within the traditional territories of the WSÁNEC (Saanich) Coast Salish Peoples.
We recognize the integral role the ancestors of the WSÁNEC Coast Salish Peoples have played as past stewards of the Mary Lake and Highlands lands.