The Mary Lake Nature Park will make it possible to complete a 25 km World-Class Hiking Trail Loop in the Highlands District just 25 minutes from the City of Victoria. Easily accessible to hikers in the Greater Victoria Region and beyond.
This new link can also provide a scenic Highlands spur trail for the Trans Canada or Great Trail. Hikers on the TCT that follows the Galloping Goose Trailcan connect at Thetis Lake Park to continue on trails leading to the Mary Lake Park. They would next cross onto the Gowlland Tod Trail and head towards the Mount Finlayson Trail that would lead down into Goldstream Provincial Park. Hikers could then connect into the new CRD 13 km.Sooke Hills Wilderness Trailat the Japan Gulch Reservoir by following the Prospector's trail that crosses the #1 Hwy and becomes the Upper Goldstream trail.