Vancouver Island’s moderate climate provides abundant rainfall that collects in streams and cascades eastwards; connecting the land to the sea. The resulting watersheds divide the land into many different habitats for wildlife including native plants and salmon. These habitats hold a remarkable variety of ecologically sensitive regions, preserved lands, seascapes, streams and river corridors.

While the Oyster, Campbell, Salmon and Adam Rivers are the largest waterways supporting salmon in this area, numerous small streams are also home to salmon and other fish species. Near urban areas, the small streams and watersheds have specific stewardship groups. Greenways Land Trust supports these groups by partnering, aiding, assisting and providing people and resources.

With the climate, and protected stream areas there are many local trails. These are some of our most popular trails and their maps:

For interpretive watershed walk brochures, see our “Reports and Resources” page.