Park Ridge Place Green Space

 

Park Ridge Place View Royal 3Park Ridge Place Green Space is a narrow pathway between homes in the Thetis neighborhood of View Royal, B.C. The thirty five meter long footpath connects to trails in Thetis Lake Regional Park. The green space is lined by wood fences and cedar hedge trees of the border properties. Chalmers Court Park and its playground area is close. Riverside Drive Green Space, Marler Park, Valley View Green Space Meadow Vale Green Space, Craigflower Creek Park, the Galloping Goose Trail-View Royal, the Trans Canada Trail-View Royal and Francis View Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 28’3” W123°27’30s”

 

Park Ridge Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway, also called Hwy1. Take Exit 11 onto Six Mile Road to reach the Old Island Highway. Turn left onto the Old Island Highway and stay on the roadway as it becomes Burnside Road West. The roadway passes under the Trans Canada Freeway bridges and continues up the hill to the junction of Burnside Road West and Watkiss Way. Turn left onto Watkiss Way and continue until the road turns right and becomes Highland Road. Take the third right onto Riverside Drive and the next left onto Park Ridge Place. Continue to the end of the road as the green space is in the turnabout for the street. City buses travel along Watkiss Road to the junction with Highland Road.

Valley View Green Space

Valley View GS 1

The bright red fire hydrant along Valley View Place marks the discrete asphalt walkway into Valley View Green Space. This green space is a series of concrete staircases to a small grass cover area. There are metal handrails along the staircases. The asphalt pathway continues down with five sets of two stairs to Meadow Vale Drive. This pedestrian pathway is used by hikers and dog walkers as well as families as this is a pleasant route to take to reach the playground at Marler Park and the trail along Craigflower Creek. Meadow Vale Green Space, Chalmers Court Park, Riverside Drive Green Space, Thetis Lake Regional Park, Craigflower Creek Park, the Galloping Goose Trail-View Royal, the Trans Canada Trail-View Royal and Francis View Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’51” W123°27’16”

 

Valley View Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway, also called Hwy1. Take Exit 11 onto Six Mile Road to reach the Old Island Highway. Turn left onto the Old Island Highway and stay on the roadway as it becomes Burnside Road West. The roadway passes under the Trans Canada Freeway bridges and continues up the hill to the junction of Burnside Road West and Watkiss Way. Turn left onto Watkiss Way and continue until the road turns right and becomes Highland Road. Take the second right onto Valley View Place and look for parking along the roadway. The green space is in the turnabout for the street. City buses travel along Watkiss Road to the junction with Highland Road.

Chalmers Court Park

Chalmers Court Park 1 Chalmers Court Park 5Chalmers Court Park is in the quiet residential Thetis neighborhood of View Royal, B.C. Located near the bottom of a ravine, this park has a sixty meter long wooden staircase down to the playground and grass covered area. The park entrance along Riverside Drive looks has a unique wooden covered gate that leads to the staircase. The playground has swings, slides and climbing apparatus. There is also a decent size lawn for bocce, tossing a Frisbee or getting warmed up to stroll up the staircase. The park is overlooked by at about ten homes most with wood fences or cedar hedges along the park perimeter. Riverside Drive Green Space, Thetis Lake Regional Park, Craigflower Creek Park, the Galloping Goose Trail-View Royal, the Trans Canada Trail-View Royal and Francis View Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’58” W123°27’27”

 

Chalmers Court Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway, also called Hwy1. Take Exit 11 onto Six Mile Road to reach the Old Island Highway. Turn left onto the Old Island Highway and stay on the roadway as it becomes Burnside Road West and passes under the Trans Canada Freeway bridges and continue up the hill to the junction of Burnside Road West and Watkiss Way. Turn left onto Watkiss Way and follow the road as it curves to the right to become Highland Road. Turn right onto Riverside Drive and look for the arch along the road to the right near the junction with Park Ridge Place. There is limited parking in this residential area. City buses travel along Watkiss Road to the junction with Highland Road

Riverside Drive Green Space

Riverside Drive Green Space is a thirty meter long pedestrian pathway toward Craigflower Creek in View Royal, B.C. It provides access the trail along Craigflower Creek which is part of Thetis Lake Regional Park. The trail has a seven step wooden staircase from the roadside and leads to a forest trail along the creek. The trail parallels the west side of the creek both downstream toward Marler Park and upstream toward Prior Lake. The Highland Pacific Golf Course is on the east side of the creek. Chalmers Court Park, Meadow Vale Green Space, Thetis Lake Regional Park, Craigflower Creek Park, the Galloping Goose Trail-View Royal, the Trans Canada Trail-View Royal and Francis View Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 28’ W123°27’19”

 

Riverside Drive Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway, also called Hwy1. Take Exit 11 onto Six Mile Road to reach the Old Island Highway. Turn left onto the Old Island Highway and stay on the roadway as it becomes Burnside Road West and passes under the Trans Canada Freeway bridges and continue up the hill to the junction of Burnside Road West and Watkiss Way. Turn left onto Watkiss Way and follow the road as it curves to the right to become Highland Road. Continue along Highland Road then turn right onto Riverside Drive. The green space is at the end of the roadway. There is limited parking in this residential area. City buses travel along Watkiss Road to the junction with Highland Road.

Meadow Vale Drive Green Space

Meadow Vale Drive Green Space is used by dog walkers, hikers and residents of the Thetis neighborhood in View Royal, B.C. This green space is a wide grass covered roadway designed using gravel and permeable pavers that provide structure. As the fire access road, it connects Marler and Meadow Vale drives to provide a convenient pathway in this secluded residential area. The green space is located immediately northwest of Marler Park. Snow berry bushes, Himalayan blackberry bushes blend into the rock garden on the west side of the green space. The east side has a wood fence along the property line. Chalmers Court Park, Riverside Drive Green Space, Thetis Lake Regional Park, Craigflower Creek Park, the Galloping Goose Trail-View Royal, the Trans Canada Trail-View Royal and Francis View Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’51” W123°27’17”

 

Meadow Vale Drive Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway, also called Hwy1. Take Exit 11 onto Six Mile Road to reach the Old Island Highway. Turn left onto the Old Island Highway and stay on the roadway as it becomes Burnside Road West by passing under the Trans Canada Freeway bridges. Continue up the hill to the junction of Burnside Road West and Watkiss Way. Turn left onto Watkiss Way and turn right onto Marler Drive. Continue on along Marler Drive past Dorothy Drive. The green space is at the end of Marler Drive where there is a small paved parking area for Marler Park. City buses travel along Watkiss Road to the junction with Highland Road.

Watkiss Way Green Space

Watkiss Way Green Space is a small rocky outcropping along the north side of Watkiss Way near Marler Drive in View Royal, B.C. A rough foot path connects this end of Marler Road to Watkiss Way. The rocky slopes of the green space are covered with Himalayan blackberry plants, grasses and a few trees. Thetis Lake Regional Park can be reached using the pathway to the WAtkiss Road. Marler Park is north along Marler Road. The playground at Marler Park which connects to the trail along Craigflower Creek is close. Chalmers Court Park, Riverside Drive Green Space, Thetis Lake Regional Park, Craigflower Creek Park, the Galloping Goose Trail-View Royal, the Trans Canada Trail-View Royal and Francis View Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’43” W123°27’20”

 

Watkiss Way Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Take Exit 11 onto Six Mile Road to reach the Old Island Highway. Turn left onto the Old Island Highway to follow the branch that passes under the Trans Canada Freeway bridges and continue to the junction of Burnside Road and Watkiss Way. Turn left onto Watkiss Way then turn right onto Marler Drive. Turn immediately left onto Marler Drive, a short section of the road that parallels Watkiss Way. There is limited roadside parking. City buses travel along Watkiss Road to the junction with Highland Road.

Thetis Lake Regional Park – Creed Road Trail

A wide gravel footpath from Creed Road leads to Craigflower Creek Trail which is one of many trails in Thetis Lake Regional Park. The Creed Road trailhead is just south a large redwood tree. The trail is lined by a chain-linked fence on the south and a post and wire fence to the north. Cedar and fir trees shade the pathway which leads to several sets of staircases: some steel staircases other parts are older wood-barrier steps. The trail crosses over Craigflower Creek on an aluminum bridge and branches up and downstream along the creek. This creek is habitat for sea-run steel head salmon and feels pristine. This is great walk in your back yard and can be extended as the trail connects southward to Marler Park. Chalmers Court Park, Thetis Lake Park, Craigflower Creek Park, Francis View Park, Evelyn Heights Park, Evelyn Heights Francis View Green Space, Galloping Goose Trail-View Royal, Trans Canada Trail-View Royal and Nursery Hill Park.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’56” W123° 27’8”

 

Thetis Lake Regional Park- Creed Road Trail can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Take Exit 11 onto Six Mile Road to reach the Old Island Highway. Turn left onto the Old Island Highway and pass under the Trans Canada Freeway bridges and continue to the junction of Burnside Road and Watkiss Way. Turn left onto Watkiss Way then turn right onto Creed Road. Continue on along Creed Road to house number 450 and look for a small gravel parking area on the left. The trail is along the fence line for the home numbered 451. City buses travel along Watkiss Road to the junction with Highland Road.