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Key elements: less than 20 kilometers walking on August 31, September 1, 2 and 3.. Pilgrim support team available by mobile phone. Camping sites with water and washrooms available each night, and a group breakfast and supper. Or, arrange your own accommodation and/or meals. Our truck 'mule' will carry heavy items for each pilgrim, so they carry only a light day pack while walking. Multi-day parking at our destination, St. Mary's church in Metchosin, and car pooling to the starting point near Duncan, or contact organizer for other arrangements.

Price is by donation -- suggested donation: $15 for each night of camping, $5 for breakfast and $10 for supper, and $5 per day for the 'mule' service carrying your gear. Pilgrims joining for a single day free.

In general, we will walk at our own pace in small groups or solitary, but start together at 9:00. People are welcome to be a pilgrim for a day.

Space is limited for the 4 day pilgrimage and camping, but many more can walk the day of their choice.

More information is available from Matt Humphrey at or the Rev. Wally Eamer at

Itinerary Overview: detailed maps will be provided for each day. Most walking will be on regional trails, such as shown on the picture below, and some on secondary rural roads.

Wednesday, August 31 park at St. Mary of the Incarnation Church, 4125 Metchosin Road, and car pool to Duncan. Walk about 17 kilometers from the Cowichan Valley Trail to Shawnigan Lake and Sylvan United Church near Mill Bay. For those who wish to join, there is a religious service at St. John's Anglican church in Duncan at 10:00. In the evening, all are invited to a group discusson of our experiences that day, and the challenges and value of maintaining healthy ecosystems throughout Vancouver Island. Camping and group supper and breakfast available at the church.

Thursday, September 1 For those who wish to join, a morning service recognizes World Day of Prayer for the Environment. Walk about 18 kilometers to St. Stephen's Church in Central Saanich, and enjoy the ferry ride from Mill Bay to Brentwood Bay. Camping and group supper and breakfast available at the church.

Friday, September 2 For those who wish to join, there is a religious service at 8:30. There will be a car pool from St. Stephen's church to a couple of entry points on the Lochwood Trail, so that pilgrims walk from 15 to 20 kilometers to Church of the Advent in Colwood. Camping available at the home of Rev. Eamer in Metchosin.

Saturday, September 3 For those who wish to join, there is a religious service at 8:30 in Church of the Advent. Pilgrims will walk about 12 kilometers to Esquimalt lagoon, along the beach to Albert Head lagoon, and then by Duke Road to Witty's Lagoon Regional Park and St. Mary of the Incarnation church.


Download the full trip details and route guide here.