MID ISLAND HIKING TRAILS
A network of trails in the Retreat Cove
area offers access to the shores of Laughlin Lake, the home of
ducks, frogs and beavers, to quiet forested woodlands, and to
some of the island’s favorite warm east-side beaches.
Many of the trails go through private properties and are
accessible to the public thanks to the kindness of the owners.
Please stay on marked trails and respect their privacy.
Access to Bodega Ridge Provincial Park is from the top of
Cottage Way, where there is ample parking. Please to do not
block driveways. The trail to the ridge opens up spectacular
views over Trincomali Channel and nearby islands.
Walking along the old east-side road, there is a view of the
Great Beaver Swamp and beyond the Pebble Beach trail, access
to the Vanilla Leaf Trail leading back to the Galiano
Conservancy’s Millard Learning Centre on Porlier Pass Rd.