Mount Douglas Park Charter

On November 22, 1992, Saanich Council met at the summit of Mount Douglas.
This unusual Council meeting took place to formally grant the operation of the
Park by the Province to Saanich and to proclaim the Mount Douglas Park Charter with wording following the original grant to Victoria over 100 years ago. Council unveiled the bronze plaque that stands at the summit today. The text of the Charter, inscribed
on the plaque, is given below:

The lands known as Mount Douglas Park are hereby reserved in perpetuity to the protection and preservation of the natural environment for the inspiration, use and enjoyment of the public.

This land has been transferred by the Province of British Columbia to the Corporation of the District of Saanich on the condition that it be maintained and preserved as a public park.

With this charter, the spirit and intent of the original crown grant of 1889 is maintained while its scope is expanded to include within Mount Douglas Park all adjacent municipal parkland present and future, so that the whole will continue as a wilderness preserve for generations to come.

Proclaimed this 22nd day of November 1992 by the council of the Corporation of the District of Saanich on behalf of the citizens of Saanich.