Nine of us took a stroll around the new Drew Creek loop on the We Wai Kai reserve starting at the stream renovation done by the Salmon Enhancement Society, then on to the new foot bridge put in by John Barclay and other volunteers. We continued through the campground, which is quiet in February, and on to the memorial and beachwood shack at Paddy’s Lagoon. There were lots of interesting things to explore along the way. We walked back along the shore and stopped to admire Alex Witcombe’s driftwood Sasquatch sculpture.
Five of the group continued into Rebecca Spit Marine Park, stopped for a snack and walked the trail to the end of the Spit. It was a cold, dark day with a bit of southeast breeze, but the rain held off. 11.1 km, 3½ hours.
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I’m curious to know where this Drew Creek trail is, it looks lovely! They say right accross from the entrance to Rebecca Spit…which part? on Heriot Bay rd? Thanks!
To get to the start of the trail, park off of Heriot Bay Rd by the campground pedestrian gate. Cross the road and walk a bit west toward Heriot Bay. The trail starts on the west side of the creek. There is a sign and map right away.