The Capital Regional District Board has recently spent $445,000 on 37 acres of parkland for Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park.

This increases the size of the park to 10,163 acres, making it the largest in the CRD regional park system.

Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park is a protected wildlife location in the Juan De Fuca Electoral Area, Metchosin, and Langford. It forms part of the Great Trail route which is a network of trails across Canada.

The parkland strives to protect the environment and conservation efforts of the Sooke Hills. This forms a buffer between the park and Highway 14.

The Regional Parks Land Acquisition Fund enabled the purchase of the land. This fund is estimated to make $3.7 million per year until 2019.

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