About forty-five minutes outside downtown Victoria is an explorer’s paradise: East Sooke Park. The park is over 14 square kilometers and features beaches, 50 kilometers of trails, viewpoints, and lots of great places for a picnic.
A visionary, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist. Ted Rogers was one of kind. From his unstoppable ambition to his unique ability to connect with people, Ted Rogers pathed the way for so many in his journey to success. To honour the late Ted Rogers, the Ted Rogers Scholarship was generously created by the Rogers’ family and launched in 2017 to carry on Ted’s values and legacy. Ted Rogers and his legacy continues to inspire our work at Power To Be every day. The differences made in the lives of so many because of Ted Roger’s work is truly inspiring and we at Power To Be will continue to honour his legacy in everything that we do.
Want to hike, climb, paddle, and bike in style? Power To Be has just released some awesome, special edition socks as a part of our annual campaign. Only 500 pairs will be distributed so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to do good and look good!
Kayaking has been part of Power To Be’s program offering for over 20 years, and during that time we have explored the waters around Victoria and Vancouver. Thanks to recent support from the BC Rehab Foundation and the Quiet Cove Foundation, we are ready to continue our exploration with new and updated equipment.
A staple within the CRD for families and summertime dippers, Durrance Lake has more to offer than a place to catch some sun. As one of the few lakes within the Mount Work Regional Park, it is the most accessible with a parking lot close to the lake, and a wide graveled trail along the Northside with washrooms, picnic benches, small beaches, and an accessible fishing dock where you can catch smallmouth bass and cutthroat trout.
A year-round hiking staple in the city of Victoria, Mount Douglas Park is full of raw wilderness and breathtaking views of the cityscape, ocean, and beyond. If you’re looking to picnic, paint, or play, the park has something for anyone and everyon...
Recently, I was very fortunate to be sent by Power To Be to Hooksum Outdoor School to receive additional waterfront and surf lifeguard training in arguably one of the most beautiful places on the island. Hooksum offers a completely immersive experience, unlike anything you can experience in the city. At Power To Be we value the power that experiential education has to provide, and the rich learning experience that contributes to the retention of knowledge. Hooksum outdoor school provides just that.
Greater Victoria boasts many beaches; some sandy, some rocky, some busy, some not. Agate Park is one of the multiple access points for Cordova Bay Beach and is typically a peaceful spot in nature.
If you are looking for a place to get away from the bustle of the Lower Mainland for a day, Buntzen Lake Recreation Area is an ideal destination, located 45 minutes’ drive east of Vancouver. Formerly known as Trout Lake and Lake Beautiful (by a g...
Spend a day at Witty’s Lagoon for a challenging hike on the forest trails, to explore the natural wonder of its sand-dune ecosystem, and to play on the beach with panoramic views of the sea and mountains surrounding Vancouver Island.