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Glenora is rich in recreational opportunities and amenities, which includes salmon fishing the Cowichan River for the wily steelhead or runs of chinook, coho and chum, and for rainbow trout. This community also has an abundance of wildlife, from deer, bears and cougars to a multitude of smaller animals and a great many bird species. Glenora's first community park -- Waldon Park -- was built on land donated by Mary Waldon for that purpose. It is on Glenora Road and currently includes two ballparks and a children's playground. There are also a number of trails which run through Glenora, best described on the large framed poster at the Glenora Trails Head Community Park (also known as the Glenora Staging Area Park). Pertinent excerpts from this document are provided below, with locations added in: "The Glenora Trails Head Community Park (13.1 ha), located on Robertson Road, is an important eastern gateway to the Cowichan River Provincial Park, the central portion of the Cowichan Valley Trail (part of the Trans-Canada Trail), the Cowichan River Footpath, Glenora Riverside Community Park, and to Vancouver Island's only designated National Heritage River -- the Cowichan River. [It includes amenities] such as the caretaker's residence, the Kiosk/washrooms, equestrian facilities and the playground. The Cowichan Valley Trail, on Vaux Road, or that portion of the Trans-Canada Trail through the valley, is a 120 km multi-use trail route that connects communities throughout the Cowichan Valley Regional District and will include planned extensions to the Galloping Goose Trail in the Capital Regional District and the Nanaimo Regional District's portion of the Trans-Canada Trail. The Vancouver Island section of the Trail will accommodate three core activities:  walking, cycling and horseback riding. Motorized vehicle use is prohibited. Throughout the Cowichan Valley, the Trans-Canada Trail is called the Cowichan Valley Trail. [It used to be railway lines of the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railways.] Glenora Riverside Park on Vaux Road -- Located on the south side of the Cowichan River, this park can be accessed through the Glenora Trails Head Community Park [Glenora Staging Area Park]. It will take up to a 15-minute walk to reach the stairs leading down to the river to the small gravel beach and swimming area. The Cowichan Fish and Game Association, on Vaux Road [which is across the road from the Glenora Trails Head Community Park], has been responsible for the creation and maintenance of the Fish & Game Trail [also called the Holt Creek Trailhead] which extends along the Cowichan River nearly to Lake Cowichan."
Waldon Park
Waldon Park Ballfield #1
Waldon Park Ballfield #2
Waldon Park Playground
Glenora Trails Head Community Park (Glenora Staging Area Park)
Park Playground
Park Washrooms
Park Caretaker
Park Picnic Area
Features on or near the Trails
Fish & Game Trail, and Cowichan River Footpath
Fish & Game Trail (Holt Creek Trailhead)
Cowichan River Footpath Features and Views
Glenora Riverside Community Park, and Cowichan Valley Trail
Scenic Views