Active Alerts

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

    The CRD advises, in consultation with Island Health, that there is a blue-green algae bloom at Beaver Lake, located at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. Blue-green algae can produce cyanotoxins. Visitors are advised to avoid swimming at Beaver 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 on the water. Not all blooms are easy to see and toxins can still be present in the water even if you cannot see a bloom. 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 www.crd.bc.ca/alerts and Twitter @crd_bc for updates on the status of this algae bloom. To learn more about blue-green algae visit these sites:

    Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park map (PDF)

  • From Dec 9-20, Interurban Road will be closed overnight between North Rd and Dunsterville Ave from 7pm-7am.
    Construction on Interurban Road from North Road through the Wilkinson intersection will be done at night from 7pm – 7am to limit traffic impacts. Interurban Road will be open during the day allowing for regular traffic flow.

  • Water System Maintenance Notice: Surfside (Mayne Island)

    Nov 28, 2019 (updated Nov 28, 2019, 8:55am)

    On Tuesday, December 10, 2019 between 8am and 8pm, water service will be interrupted in the Surfside Water Service Area.
    The CRD will be performing a leak detection exercise and in order to complete the work, it will be necessary to turn off the water. Please refer to the map for the properties impacted by this work. Read more >>

  • 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


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

  • 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 >>


  • 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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