Drive 8 miles (13 km) west along Highway 18 from Highway 1 (Trans-Canada) and at the end of the three-lane highway make a sharp turn right onto gravel road. There are several parking spots.
Hill 60 is a sprawling mountain stretching about nine miles along the highway. The greater part of it should only be explored by experienced hikers as it is criss-crossed by old roads and one can easily get lost. It is named after an engagement in the First World War in which many Canadians lost their lives in particular men of the Cowichan Valley.
Although there are no trails you may like to try this route a short hike up to the southeast triangulation point with a beautiful view of the whole valley.
A brief history of Hill Sixty
Good music, creative arts, an inclusive and diverse community that thrives on fresh food and delights in the stunning scenery which is a daily four seasons backdrop to life in The Cowichan — that is what inspired this short film. (5:15)
Published on Nov 28, 2012
Join me (John Veale) for another flight over some of the most beautiful country anywhere. We depart Nanaimo Airport (CYCD) for a flight of an hour and twenty minutes (Edited down to nineteen) We fly over some of the southern BC ‘Gulf’ Islands to the Saanich Peninsula, over Victoria International Airport (CYYJ) and follow the shoreline down the peninsula and around Victoria, BC’s Capital city. We continue NW along the coast and above the Strait of Juan de Fuca for approximately 90 miles or so. We then turn inland over Vancouver Island and follow tidal Nitinat Lake to it’s head and then on further to the head of Cowichan Lake. (Some very beautiful video here) From here we fly on to our point of departure, Nanaimo Airport. DVD’s or video file downloads are available and make for superb viewing on a larger TV screen. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Now….enjoy, as we once again take in the view from the ‘Best Seat on the Planet” our Bushby Mustang ll C-GAIF.
This video was filmed and produced by John Veale, and can also be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBp1MT3qIMU, where you can also view other wonderful videos produced by John.