RDN Golden Shoe

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The RDN is excited to send you out on the Golden Shoe Hunt again this year. Explore both regional and community parks in the RDN now through May. Each week a shoe is hidden and a clue to its location is released. Clues and instructions for the locations of the shoes will be posted weekly starting April 15. Sign up to this page to receive clues directly to your inbox each week!

  • Please do not touch the shoe, but do take a photo and post on social media with the hashtag #goldenshoehunt or tell us your hunt adventure to be entered into the draw for prizes.
  • Place a pin on our interactive map to show us where you found the shoe or if you are having troubles finding it. You can even upload a photo!
  • You must register on this page in the top right corner, to submit and be entered into our prize draws.
  • Once registered or subscribed, you will also receive the weekly clue directly via email so you do not have to remember to check back regularly.

Check here under Updates each week and/or follow us on RDN Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the weekly clue.

Search and find out more about RDN Parks and Trails at rdn.bc.ca/parks.

We hope adventurers of all ages keep safe while enjoying the hunt.


The RDN is excited to send you out on the Golden Shoe Hunt again this year. Explore both regional and community parks in the RDN now through May. Each week a shoe is hidden and a clue to its location is released. Clues and instructions for the locations of the shoes will be posted weekly starting April 15. Sign up to this page to receive clues directly to your inbox each week!

  • Please do not touch the shoe, but do take a photo and post on social media with the hashtag #goldenshoehunt or tell us your hunt adventure to be entered into the draw for prizes.
  • Place a pin on our interactive map to show us where you found the shoe or if you are having troubles finding it. You can even upload a photo!
  • You must register on this page in the top right corner, to submit and be entered into our prize draws.
  • Once registered or subscribed, you will also receive the weekly clue directly via email so you do not have to remember to check back regularly.

Check here under Updates each week and/or follow us on RDN Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the weekly clue.

Search and find out more about RDN Parks and Trails at rdn.bc.ca/parks.

We hope adventurers of all ages keep safe while enjoying the hunt.


  • Missing Shoe #4 is back!

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    Many of you expressed disappointment that the shoe was not in its' place at Wildwood Community Park this past weekend. We apologize! A concerned resident hadn't heard of the Golden Shoe Hunt and thought it was garbage. Rest assured we've put the shoe back, although maybe not in the same tree, and it's there for the hunting.

    For those of you who went out, and let us know the shoe was missing or marked the spot on the map with a note - THANK YOU! You are all entered into the draws for prizes, as you were definitely in the right place. For those of you who went out, didn't find the shoe but haven't been in contact, please comment on this page, or send us an email at goldenshoe@rdn.bc.ca and we'll make sure you're entered into the draws.


  • Clue #6 - Final Shoe!

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    This community park in EA C used to be a home

    with chickens, cattle and sheep.

    The couple who lived there also planted beautiful trees;

    we suggest you take a peep.

    You won’t have to look far for the shoe

    In the tree that is not new.



    *Don't forget to take a picture of the shoe! Submit here or tag your social media with #goldenshoehunt2022 to be entered for prizes. Prizes will be drawn after the May long weekend, giving plenty of time to get out and find the shoes!


  • Clue #5

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    This southern river park is a great place to swim and play

    on a beautiful sunny summer day.

    Park at the Frey and walk toward the Fry.

    You'll see the shoe under a bench as you walk by.


    Remember not to touch the shoe! Take a picture, post on this site or tag on your social media with #goldenshoehunt to be entered to win prizes.

  • Clue #4

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    Clue #4

    Head on out to this Wild wood trail

    and find the shoe, without fail.

    Take a look up as you walk around

    And easily, the Golden Shoe will be found.


    Remember not to touch the shoe! Take a picture, post on this site or tag on your social media with #goldenshoehunt2022 to be entered to win prizes.


  • Clue #3

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    This park was named in consultation

    With the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation.

    The name of this beauty means “Seal Rock”

    And makes for a lovely place to walk.

    Near one of the benches with a view

    Is where you can look and find the Shoe.



  • Clue #2 April 22

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    Clue #2:

    We’re going to continue our “easy to find” streak

    By hiding the shoe on a Top trail this week.

    Walk or bike from the Industrial side;

    find the shoe in a tree where it often likes to hide.


    *Remember to not touch the shoe! Take your picture or a picture of the shoe, and tell us about it, put it on our map and tag it with #goldenshoehunt in your social media to be entered for prizes.


  • Clue #1 April 15, 2022

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    The first shoe has been hidden. Get out this Easter Weekend and explore this fabulous park! Don't forget to check out @RDNanaimo on Instagram for more picture clues.

    Clue #1

    It’s not just the ‘falls you want to view.

    It’s the trail and bridges along the way too.

    Park at Weigles, not at the Creek,

    walk the trail to bridge #2 and take a peek.


    *Remember to not touch the shoe! Take your picture or a picture of the shoe, and tell us about it, put it on our map and tag it with #goldenshoehunt in your social media to be entered for prizes.

  • Updates

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    Check back here each week for updates and Clues to where the shoes will be hidden!

Page last updated: 20 May 2022, 08:00 AM