A Description of the Park and Its Features
Rithet’s Bog Conservation Area is a Saanich municipal park and nature sanctuary located near the southwest corner of the Broadmead community in the Royal Oak area, northeast of the Patricia Bay Highway/Quadra overpass. It covers 42 hectares and has a 2.8 km gravelled walking trail.
One of the park’s outstanding features is its high level of biodiversity. It contains a wide variety of wetlands including shallow open water, cattail and bulrush marshes, treed and shrub swamps, wet meadows, fens and a bog forest. It also has upland habitats such as Garry Oak meadows and Douglas Fir/Arbutus forest.