In 2016 and 2017, Walk On, Victoria was able to host the Walktober Challenge with the help of a two-year People Power grant provided by the Capital Regional District.
This year, there is no step-counting challenge, but we’re planning two walks to help you to continue the Walktober traditions. Walks are free and last about 1.5-2 hours.
Walktober Theme Walks
Join Walk On, Victoria members for a free walk to see parts of region from a new angle:
Saturday, October 13, 1:00pm: Planning for affordability
This walk will explore why and how to make our community more affordable by increasing compact development in walkable urban neighborhoods. It will discuss factors that affect housing development costs, and the types of housing that are most affordable to build and occupy. We will look at various housing types including secondary suites, multiplexes, townhouses, mid-rise and high-rise apartments, ranging from heritage buildings to new developments. Led by Todd Litman.
Meet at the Beacon Hill Park playground at Cook and Leonard Street, across from Hampton Court.
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 10:00 am: The Harbour and History
Take an easy stroll around Victoria’s Inner Harbour and back through downtown, looking at various points of historic interest and searching for the often-missed but unique Hands of Time sculptures. The walk will take approximately 90 minutes and will return to the starting point. Led by Britta Gundersen-Bryden.
10:00 am start. Meet at Fisherman’s Wharf Park, James Bay, on the grass behind the bus stop. Start point is accessible by foot, bike (rack across the street in front of Imagine Cafe), or by the #2 bus (James Bay). There is some street parking in the area and pay parking at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Social Media Challenge
We encourage you to post your photos on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, of favourite walking spots in Greater Victoria and use the hashtag #WalktoberYYJ. We will profile our favourite shots on our social media.
Municipal election day is October 20. Get out and #WalktothePolls and make sure to ask your candidates:
Do you support making walking safer and more enjoyable in your municipality?
What specific policies, projects and expenditures would you support in the next four years to make walking safer and more pleasant in your municipality?
CRD Walk and Wheel to School Week
Walk and Wheel to School Week is a fun and free week-long campaign that celebrates and encourages students and their families to choose active travel for all or part of their usual commute to school. The campaign includes events, travel tracking, resources and support for schools and parents, including information on the benefits of active travel and prizes for participation.
Walk and Wheel to School Week will be held October 1 – 5, 2018.
If you know of any other events happening in October, please share them with us!