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BC Aviation Museum CIB/SIB
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Central Island Branch Car run to the BC Aviation Museum at Victoria Airport – Saturday, September 14th 2019. South Island Branch members are invited to attend as well. The CIB should be arriving at the Air Museum about 11:15 am.

Below are instructions for anyone attending from up island.


Distance 124 kms, 2 hr drive. Some South Island Branch members are joining us at the museum. We should arrive around 11:00am.


Bring a picnic lunch and your lawn chairs. If we stay until around 3.30pm, this should be enough time for visitors to view the cars and for club members to tour the museum. There is a great little restaurant across the road from the museum called Mary’s Restaurant. If you are interested in eating there, let me know and I call them to arrange seating in advance.


We meet at Tim Horton’s at Southgate Mall at 8:45am to leave promptly at 9.00am. Leaving Tim Horton’s turn Left at light onto Tenth St.


At the next light turn right onto Highway 19. Continue on Highway 19 for 58 kms through Duncan and passing Dougan Lake on the right-hand side. Go the short distance to the junction with Cobble Hill Rd. Turn left at this light into Valley View rest area parking lot (adjacent to Country Grocer strip mall).


We will have a brief stop here to stretch our legs and round up any stragglers.


Leaving the rest area, drive the few metres to the traffic light and head straight across the Highway to Cobble Hill Rd.


Following along Cobble Hill Rd, the road bares left at the junction with Renfrew Rd to Shawingan Lake village, head straight on through the village on to Shawingan Lake Rd. We keep on this road until we reach Highway 19 at the Malahat, 21 kms.


Turn right onto Highway 19 at the Malahat junction towards Victoria.


Keep on Highway 19 until we reach Hemlcken Rd, keep in the right-hand lane into the Hemlcken intersection. At the intersection slip road keep to the left ready to turn left onto Hemlcken Rd. 22 kms


On Hemlcken Rd pass the Hospital on the left and continue on and pass Discovery School on the left where the same road now becomes Wilkinson Rd. Keep straight on this same road and where the road crosses over West Saanich Rd., it now becomes Royal Oak Dr. When Royal Oak Dr. reaches Highway 17 turn Left onto Highway 17 and follow the Ferry signs towards Sidney. 6 kms


Follow along Highway 17 to the new double roundabout. As we approach this large intersection, keep right and move on to the slip road to the intersection (signposted for Victoria Airport).

Take the third exit of the first roundabout on McTavish Rd and cross over Highway 17 to the second roundabout. Head straight across this roundabout on to Canora Rd. 15 kms
Keep on Canora Rd, (do not turn onto Williamson Rd) and a short distance on is the museum on the left side down a short tree-lined drive. 1.3 kms


We can park in the field next to the Museum and arrange the cars.