Sea-to-Sea Green Belt
The Sea-to-Sea Greenbelt is an ambitious vision of linking existing parklands and marine areas from southwest Salt Spring Island to Sooke Basin. A broad alliance of local conservation groups has been working together to create a 200 square kilometer corridor of permanently protected land and marine area on the western boundary of the Capital Region. Once complete, the corridor will provide a recreational paradise for walking, hiking, horseback riding, wilderness backpacking, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits - a priceless legacy for residents and visitors to the Capital region.
And we're almost done! The Sea to Sea Greenbelt is over 90% complete.
During the past seven years, local conservation groups and all levels of government have contributed to making the Greenbelt vision a reality. Over 130 square kilometres are already permanently preserved as part of the Greenbelt, of which more than 64 square kilometres include wild forestland in the Sooke Hills.