Local Park Spotlight: Morrell Nature Sanctuary

What: Morrell Nature Sanctuary is 111 hectares of preserved second
growth forest with 11 kilometers of walking trails. It is a well-maintained trail system that winds its way through a variety of landscapes to several scenic destinations. These include Morrell Lake, the Beaver Pond and a viewpoint overlooking Nanaimo.
Where: Morrell Sanctuary Society, 787 Nanaimo Lakes Road, South
Nanaimo off the 5th Street Parkway Exit (Exit #16) and near Vancouver Island University
When: The Sanctuary is open from 7am to 9pm.
How: Admission is FREE! Interactive maps for trails are available
at the main Kiosk and online. Guided nature walks are available to visitors, schools or community groups. The Yew Loop trail is Wheelchair accessible and conveniently located near the parking lot. A variety of educational, as well as volunteer opportunities are affi liated with the park. Visit [www.morrell.bc.ca] for more details.

– By Carly