Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

Gowlland Tod Provincial Park protects a significant part of the Gowlland Range, a particularly rich area of biodiversity, with more than 150 individual animal and plant species identified. The protected area preserves a rare, dry coastal Douglas fir habitat that features grassy meadows, rocky knolls and old-growth forest. The park also protects a wetland area which provides habitat for the blue-listed Northern red-legged frog and associated riparian areas habitat for the fragrant white rein orchid.

Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, Eco-tour / Nature Walk

Gowlland Tod Provincial Park provides excellent day-use recreation opportunities for hiking, nature appreciation and picnicking. More than 25 kilometres of trails, varying in degree of difficulty, offer spectacular views, as well as the chance to view animals in their natural environment. In spring and early summer, the moss-covered rocky knolls come alive with a carpet of colourful, vibrant wildflowers.

Highlands Farmer’s Market

Highlands Farmer’s Market has been offering locally grown food, produce, and local crafts for 25 years. Replenish your store of wonderful homemade jams, jellies and canned goods, buy baked goods, find bedding plants for the garden or a bouquet to take home, and discover fine handmade crafts. This market is open from 10:00am to 1:00pm on the last Sunday of the month from May to September and is held on Caleb Pike Heritage Grounds.

Eco-Sense Home

Completed in 2008 by Gord and Ann Baird, the Eco-Sense Home is a seismically engineered load bearing insulated cob (clay, sand, straw) house. The house features a solar PV with grid tie, an option for future wind turbines, solar thermal hydronic heating, passive solar design, LED lighting, earthen floors, natural plasters, grey water re-use, composting (no flush) toilets, rainwater harvesting, and a living roof.

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