Over the years, many people in our communities have had the chance to visit Have A Go Days – a free, open-invite, no-registration, drop-in opportunity to visit us, try out Power To Be’s programs, and meet our community partners. As we reflect on our past 25 years, now is a great time to share the story of Have A Go Days in both Victoria and Vancouver: where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’d like to go.
Pick a beach, any beach, and see what there is to discover during low tide. There is always something to find wonderful. For me, the negative tides Victoria experiences in our spring and summer months is an event I look forward to every year.
One of my favourite places to go since coming to Victoria way back in 2002 is Cormorant Point located in Balmacarra Park, Gordon Head, East Saanich. The access point to this park is where Balmacarra Road and Leyns Road intersect.
Rich history and nature collide at the Kinsol Trestle in Shawnigan Lake; a hidden gem located just outside of Victoria. Originally constructed in 1920 for mining and logging, the late railway is now a popular adventure spot with spectacular views of the surrounding forest landscape and the rushing river below. A spot for hiking, cycling, and horseback riding, the area has excellent accessibility with gravel trails that can accommodate both strollers and wheelchairs.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park provides the perfect outdoor escape from the hustle and bustle of the city while being only a stone’s throw away. With 27km of trails to choose from in the 405-hectare park, there’s really something for everyone in this slice of nature right in downtown Vancouver.