Sanctioned Event
This event is sanctioned by the Canadian Volkssport Federation (CVF), a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV) and is eligible for the IVV achievement award program.

Official LogoWELCOME TO THE GREAT LAKE WALK to be held on the third Saturday of September


On the third Saturday in September each year, hundreds of volunteers dressed in bright yellow Tee shirts host the Walkers/Runners in the 56 km. Great Lake Walk and Ultramarathon around Cowichan Lake on beautiful Vancouver Island.
On the Friday before the day of the Walk, from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M., volunteers check participants in at the Youbou Hall and hand out the Goodie Bags and Walker Tee shirts.
At precisely 5 A.M. on the day of the Walk, after a rousing rendition of our National Anthem, the Walkers/Runners head out from Youbou on their 56 km. trek.
Refreshments are offered at each of the twelve Rest Stops along the route as well as porta-potties, medical staff and friendly encouragement.

The finish site at Centennial Hall in the town of Lake Cowichan is always the climax with food, drink, showers and foot soaks/massages awaiting each and every Walker/Runner, even those who made the last leg of the trek in a van. Cheering crowds greet all the participants. Food vendors and a variety of entertainment are on site all day.
Commemorative prints by Michaela Davidson are presented with pride for completing the Walk.