I have the pleasure of leading this VMNC hike and I have devised a 6km trek around and up Mt. Doug. It will take between one and a half and two hours depending on stops to admire the views etc. We start by going on Whittaker.
Mt. Doug has an amazing network of trails and I have come up with a route that has a bit of everything – some easy walking, interspersed with enough ups and downs to give you some variety and a workout (after all, it’s called Mt. Doug not flat Doug). We will start from the parking lot at the foot of Churchill Drive at the usual time of 9am. The post-hike coffee destination is to be confirmed on the day.
Mt. Doug has a reputation for getting people lost and Saanich has responded by creating a GPS-enabled trail map that can be downloaded to a smart phone. The link is here and I can vouch that it works really well.
Please let me know by Monday evening if you plan to come.