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Behind the Red Gate Tours – June 11 to July 23

Ever wondered what’s behind the red gate? This is your chance to discover the protected watersheds and water supply facilities that serve Greater Victoria. This tour focuses on visits to Sooke Lake and Goldstream Lake reservoirs and the ultraviolet disinfection facility. Recommended for ages 12 and up.


  • Saturday June 11 & 25
  • Saturday July 9 & 23

Time: 1pm to approximately 4pm (3 hours)

Location: Meet at the CRD Field Office parking lot – 2955 Sooke Lake Road (near Goldstream Park campground)

To celebrate BC Water Week and throughout the summer, the Capital Regional District is holding tours of the Greater Victoria Water Supply Area & Facilities.

Ever wonder how your drinking water is delivered from source to tap?

The Capital Regional District’s Get to Know Your H2O Tours are a great way to discover how your drinking water is delivered from the source to your tap. During the tour you’ll discover the natural landscapes, water supply reservoirs, and the treatment process that provides Greater Victoria with high quality tap water.

Residents of the region are invited to register for a free tour guided by CRD staff onboard a school bus. There are several tour options and each tour will have various stops for you to disembark and see your water system up close.

Each tour will leave from the CRD Field Office on a school bus that will be guided to various stops within our protected watersheds to let you discover these special places first hand.  All tours require advanced reservations.

Online registration opens on Wednesday, April 20.

Location: Capital Regional District, Vancouver Island, Victoria
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