Active Alerts

  • A portion of the Lochside Regional Trail will be temporarily closed between Jus Kun Rd. and Mt. Newton Cross Rd. between 8am and 4pm on November 13 and 14, 2019
    The closure is for asphalt repair due to tree root damage. See map for details.

  • There is a visible blue-green algae bloom at Thetis Lake. People and pets should avoid swimming in the lake.

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) advises, in consultation with Island Health, that there is a visible blue-green algae bloom at Thetis Lake, located in Thetis Lake Regional Park. Blue-green algae can produce cyanotoxins. Visitors are advised to avoid swimming in the lake and to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from drinking or swimming in the lake until the advisory has been lifted.

    The algae usually produce a visible blue-green sheen, which appears as surface scum. Not all blooms are easy to see and toxins can still be present in the water even if you cannot see the blooms. Blooms are unpredictable and may occur at any time.

    These algae are known toxin producers. Ingesting water containing these cyanotoxins may cause a range of symptoms, including headaches and abdominal pain in humans, and can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs.

    Please visit and Twitter @crd_bc for updates on the status of this algae bloom. To learn more about blue-green algae visit these sites:

    • Healthlink BC

    • Health Canada

    Thetis Lake Regional Park map (PDF)

  • Todd Creek Trestle and Bypass Trail Closed

    Sep 05, 2019 (updated Nov 04, 2019, 10:13am)

    Closed for trestle repairs until February 2020.

    The CRD is undertaking a comprehensive restoration of the Todd Creek Trestle along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. The trestle and the Bypass Trail are closed while construction activities are underway. The trestle is anticipated to reopen in February 2020.

    • Access the Galloping Goose north of the trestle via Sooke Potholes Regional Park parking lot 2.
    • Access the Galloping Goose south of the trestle via Sooke River Road parking lot.

    There will be increased activity and active construction at the trestle during this time. We ask the public to not enter the area until the trestle is officially reopened, once construction and safety assessments are completed.

    For more details and to receive updates on this capital project, click here

  • Starting Oct 28 to the end of Nov, sections of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail along the McKenzie Interchange Project will be closed for trail paving.
    Closure is part of McKenzie Interchange Construction Project. Please refer to BC Gov’t website for detour details. Read more>>

  • The waterslide elevator at Panorama Recreation Centre is out of order.
    The waterslide elevator at Panorama Recreation Centre is out of order.

  • Water Main Flushing Program Fall 2019

    Sep 17, 2019 (updated Oct 15, 2019, 9:41am)

    As of October 15, updated information on which streets are affected by the Water Main Flushing Program

    October 15, 2019

    The following streets will be affected by the Water Main Flushing Program:


    • Bellamy Road
    • Fawn Place
    • Gourman Place
    • Haley Rae Place
    • Megan Place

    For more information on the water main flushing program, please visit our website.

  • On October 15-18, 2019, between the hours of 8am and 8pm, the CRD will be conducting annual maintenance and flushing of the water distribution system.
    During this maintenance, you may experience low water pressure and/or periods of discoloured water at your tap.

    To see areas likely to be influenced by the service interruption, please refer to the Water Interruption Influenced Area Map attached. Read more >>

  • Intermittent closures on Galloping Goose btw Belgrave & Interurban Rds

    Aug 09, 2019 (updated Aug 13, 2019, 11:24am)

    Closures from Aug 13 – Nov 5 between 8pm to 5:30am, except Sundays and stat holidays
    Trail closure for McKenzie Interchange Construction Project. Please refer to BC government website for additional details. Read more>>

  • Residents can expect construction noise and temporary traffic delays beginning July 2

    Contractors will be working on the demolition of the old Craigflower Pump Station located at 2760 Shoreline Drive in View Royal between the hours of 7am and 7pm. Read more >>

  • Due to new washroom facilities construction, there is no drinking water at Filter Beds, Beaver Beach and Eagle Beach this spring and summer

    Please remember to pack drinking water when you visit the park during the construction period. There is potable water at Hamsterly Beach. Read more>>

  • Viewing area closed at Sooke Potholes Regional Park

    Jan 18, 2019 (updated Jan 23, 2019, 8:32am)

    Viewing area near Lodge site closed for public safety due to rock slides

    A portion of the viewing area at Sooke Potholes Regional Park is closed for public safety due to rock slides and concerns about potential slope instability in the area around the old lodge site (see attached map). There are several viewing platforms located to the north of the closed area that remain open to visitors. The public is reminded that the old lodge site remains closed for public safety. Visitors are asked to stay out of the closed area.

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