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
Social Distancing in Effect
2 – 5 pm: self – guided with map
trails in one direction only.
2, 2:30 or 3 pm: optional guided walk & talk (1.25 hrs)
Maximum group size 6 people
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!
Children under 12: FREE
Guests and General Public: $5 DONATION
- 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 a conservation area and closed to the public at all other times
Guided Forest Therapy Walks
Cancelled Due to Covid -19 Restrictions
Interested in Forest Bathing? Join a group walk led by an Association of Forest and Nature Therapy Guide in training Rachel Calder. Click on the ticket link above to choose a date and save your space.
The walk is free for members of the Greater Victoria Greenbelt Society(need to RSVP) or a minimum donation of $10.00 per person for the general public. Annual Memberships dues are $30.00/ Individuals, $20 for students or $45 for a family per year and may be purchased here: https://www.marylakeconnections.ca/become-a-member/
Maximum # of participants: 15
Minimum Age: 12 years old
Forest Therapy walks include a series of sensory based invitations, in a small group setting, to lower stress and increase wellness through deepening our relationship with the more than human world. The entirety of the walk may only be a few/several hundred meters and could have some uneven ground. The practice is offered in a way that allows for personal autonomy; invitations may be adjusted in any way to ensure each participant’s comfort.
We acknowledge this sacred land as traditional and unceded territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations.
Upcoming Special Event
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.