Local Trails and Trail Maps

John Hasell maps

John Hasell avidly explored the region with his Wednesday Wonderers and Thursday Thrashers friends until his passing in 2011, documenting all his hikes and creating a large collection of home-made maps.  As few of the summits and trails in the Sooke Hills had official names, he simply used those of group members, geological features or things spotted along the way.  While the maps are less used now for navigation, most of the names live on.

Caution: Do not use solely for navigation as some trails have shifted or become overgrown and new trails have appeared.  Some names have also changed, as has some ownership and accessibility to the public.  Do enjoy for their historic artful elegance.
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The remainder of this page hasn't been checked in years.  Many links are likely broken.

Major Repositories

B.C. Provincial Parks

CRD Parks

Saanich Parks

Peaks of the CRD

Provincial Parks

Sooke Mountain Provincial Park or BC Parks Site

Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

John Dean Provincial Park

Goldstream Provincial Park

Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

Thetis Lake Area

Thetis Lake Regional Park

Thetis Lake Connector Trail

Old Gunner Shaw Race Course

Old Stewart Mountain Race Course

Francis/King Regional Park

Mill Hill Regional Park

Mount Wells Regional Park

Lochside and Galloping Goose Trails and Nearby Parks

Galloping Goose and Lochside Regional Trails

East Sooke Regional Park

Matheson Lake Regional Park

Roche Cove Regional Park

Sooke Mountain Provincial Park

Sooke Potholes Regional Park

Witty's Lagoon Regional Park

Saanich and Area Parks

Cedar Hill Golf Course

Colquitz River Trails: North, South

Elk/Beaver Regional Park

Mount Work Regional Park

Mount Douglas Park

Rithet's Bog & Broadmead Trails

Up-Island Parks and Trails

Trans-Canada Trail near Duncan (descriptions of routes only)

Heavy J's Mount Tzouhalem Trail Map


Training Plan Links

Multiple Distances

Hal Higdon's Training Programs

Marathon Plans

Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Jeff Galloway's Goal Plan

Jeff Galloway's Beginner Plan

Shorter Distance Plans

Jeff Galloway's Half Marathon

Jeff Galloway's 5K/10K


Training Ideas

Frank Horwill

Frank Speaking - Articles by Frank Horwill of the British Milers Club

John Kellogg

John Kellogg's Four Principles of Training

John Kellogg - Low-Volume Rubbish

Arthur Lydiard

Arthur Lydiard's Athletic Training

George Malley

Malmo's Manifesto

Summer of Malmo



Mindful Strides



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