Since around 2007 people in the Greater Victoria region of British Columbia have been dropping their jack-o-lanterns off in Mount Douglas Park after Halloween. No one seems sure how the tradition started. There seems to be more every year. I took this video on November 1, so there was likely quite a few more pumpkins over the next few days. Mount Douglas is know as "pq̕áls" or "PKOLS" to aboriginal Saanich and Songhees people. For part of the 19th Century it was referred to as "Cedar Hill." After several days the District of Saanich gathers up the pumpkins and they are taken to a compost facility. They estimate the cost at around $600 to $800 dollars.