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The Natural Connection

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Big Lonely Doug! customized hike

My day hiking with Ryan was one of the absolute highlights of my trip to Vancouver Island. I was... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Heaz_TO
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Toronto, Canada
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Awesome Hike, Learned A Lot!

Ryan was a fantastic hike guide, taking us on a trail near the Sooke Potholes and stopping along... read more

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Reviewed August 1, 2018
Tula_Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
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17 Aug 2018
“Big Lonely Doug! customized hike”
1 Aug 2018
“Awesome Hike, Learned A Lot!”
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With The Natural Connection, every tour is a unique experience. Leave the busy city streets behind and become immersed in the tranquil comfort of our local parks. All trips are custom planned for your group based on your fitness level, and what you...more
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

My day hiking with Ryan was one of the absolute highlights of my trip to Vancouver Island. I was travelling solo and interested in doing some hiking in fairly remote areas, to see the giant old-growth trees, particularly Big Lonely Doug. Having a guide made...More

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Ryan L, Owner at The Natural Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your positive words, Heather! I really enjoyed the day as well! It was nice to see the clear cut around Big lonley Doug starting to recover. Happy trails!

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Ryan was a fantastic hike guide, taking us on a trail near the Sooke Potholes and stopping along the way to point out edible berries and show us how to find them. When we arrived at a large riverfront ocean spot, he engaged us with...More

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Ryan L, Owner at The Natural Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much! Glad you went away with some useful knowledge for the future. Happy trails!

Reviewed October 5, 2017

Ryan was a great host/guide with lots of local knowledge of the surrounding areas. He provided us with lunch which also included elements from local farms and businesses.

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Ryan L, Owner at The Natural Connection, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thanks for your review, Stephanie. The trail lunch is one of my favourite parts of the day as well!

Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Ryan is very knowledgeable about the local area. I went on a hike with him shortly after an injury and he suggested a trail that worked perfectly for my abilities at the time. Highly recommend!

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Ryan L, Owner at The Natural Connection, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thanks for your positive review, Karen!

Reviewed October 4, 2017

Ryan knows the entire area exceptionally well and was able to guide me on an amazing hike through East Sooke Park. Can't recommend him highly enough!

Thank Kyle T
Ryan L, Owner at The Natural Connection, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thanks for your positive review, Kyle! East Sooke Park is one of my favourite destinations!

Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic. Ryan is a "natural" guide. Relaxed and knowledgeable. You're sure to pick up some survival skills while enjoying the ultimate serenity of Vancouver Island!

Thank bitsy2283
Ryan L, Owner at The Natural Connection, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thanks! I always aim to have my guests finish their adventure being a little more relaxed and knowledgable themselves.

Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

A fun, well planned experience with a very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend for out of towner's looking to experience something unique.

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Ryan L, Owner at The Natural Connection, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thanks, Janine! Glad to hear you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed October 4, 2017

Don't need to wonder anymore where all the other trails lead - well maybe still some of them. There is so much more to see that just walking the usual two routes I used to always take.

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Ryan L, Owner at The Natural Connection, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Thanks, Michele! Glad you enjoyed getting off the beaten path for something different. It's tough to find a trail that locals haven't explored yet, but there's usually one or two routes folks have "Always wanted to try" and haven't gotten around to yet.

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Hi there! my basic rates are $75 for a half day and $100 for a full day. including transportation to and from your accommodation in the Victoria area. I have many beautiful local parks to choose from to explore for the day... More
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