Price Road Green Space

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The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique waterfront beach accesses with views forested areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places although the view changes considerable depending on the tide. Price Bay is a shallow bay that forms a substantial estuary for Millstream Creek. The bay is part of Esquimalt Harbour. The park has muddy beach access from the set of staircases that past the pump station. This is good place to a launch a kayak, paddle board or personal water craft when the tide is high. A stroll along the beach about fifty meters to the left leads to Price Bay Park. Duckrill Road Green Space and Waters Edge Walkway are nearby.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 30” W123° 27’ 19”

Price Road Green Space can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto the Island Highway and stay to the left to merge with traffic going under the freeway and railway overpasses. Turn to the left onto Price Road, the very first left turn. If you miss that one take the next left onto Duckrill Road and double back. The green space is at the end of the road. There is limited roadside parking. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Highbank Park

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The paved trail through Highbank Park is the neighborhood walking and hiking route for this quiet area in View Royal, B.C. The trail curves along the ridge beside the chain-link fence to connect with a fire access road that leads to the Island Highway. The fire access road has limited access due to three green posts near the highway. This park has several tall Douglas fir trees along its steep slopes as well as a few arbutus trees and smaller shrubs. There is a bench along the trail with a view to the north, through the trunks of trees. The shrubs and trees below the bench are part of this one tenth of a hectare parkland.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 36” W123° 27’ 13”

Highbank Park can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and continue to the Island Highway. Turn right onto the Island Highway and continue to Knollwood Road. Turn left onto Knollwood Road and stay on this road as it curves in the quiet residential neighborhood and curves right onto Highbank Road. The park is on the right as the road curves up to the left. There is limited roadside parking along Highbank Road. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Knollwood Park

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Knollwood Park is playground in a quiet residential neighborhood in View Royal, B.C. The park has several tall Douglas fir trees along its slopes. The playground is good for young children as there are several ways to climbing up to a platform and enjoy a slide down the pebble base. A short five meter trail leads to the park from Pearce Road.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 35” W123° 27’ 9”

Knollwood Park can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and continue to the Island Highway. Turn right onto the Island Highway and continue to Knollwood Road. Turn left onto Knollwood Road and continue as it curves into the residential area then right onto Pearce Road. The park is on the left. There is limited roadside parking along Pearce Road. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Norquay Road Green Space

The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique waterfront beach accesses with views of Cole Island, forested areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places. Norquay Road Green Space is along the waterfront of Price Bay in Esquimalt Harbour in View Royal, B.C. A large cedar trees lies near the end of Norquay Road and marks the access to the view of the water. There is a ten step stair case leads down to the pumping station equipment. The narrow green space is bordered by wood fences of the residential homes on both sides. The thirty three meter descent to a ridge provides a secure viewing area of seabirds enjoying the shallow estuary of Mill Stream.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 28” W123° 27’ 8”

Norquay Road Green Space can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and turn right onto the Island Highway. Turn left onto Knollwood Road and take the next left onto Gibraltar Bay Road. The park is surrounded by private property in this common subdivision. There is limited roadside parking along Gibraltar Bay Road. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Palmer Station Green Space

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The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique waterfront beach accesses with views of Cole Island, forested areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places. Palmer Station Green Space is a steep residential property along the water front of Price Bay in Esquimalt Harbour, B.C. As part of the Gibraltar Bay residential subdivision, this green space is sharp moss covered southern exposed rockface. An elaborate sixty-five meter long stone and concrete staircase curves down along the east side of the green space to reach a wooden gazebo. This route along the stone staircase has wonderful views of Cole Island in Esquimalt Harbour, a heritage site with the pair of shoreline ammunition storage sheds. The shoreline in this green space is rocky with mudflats exposed at low tides. A stroll at low tides to the east can lead to narrow cove that is bordered by residential homes. This green space is part of the Harbour Loop walk suggested by the Town of View Royal, B.C. The park is close to View Royal Green Space, Newstead Park, Tovey Cove Green Space, Lilmkiln Cove Green Space, View Royal Park and Helmcken Corner Park.

 

Geographical location N48° 27’ 25” W123° 27’ 1”

 

Palmer Station Green Space can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and continue across the Island Highway to View Royal Avenue. Turn right onto the View Royal Avenue and continue to the end of the road where it meets Palmer Station. There are a couple of barrier posts that limit vehicle access at this point. The green space is to the left along Palmer Road past the barrier access. There is limited roadside parking along View Royal Avenue. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

View Royal Green Space

View Royal Green Space

This green space consists of a short section of roadway that connects View Royal Ave to Palmer Station in View Royal, B.C. A two post barrier limits access to pedestrians and cyclists and is used a fire access route. The green space is part of the walking tour called the Harbour Loop for the Town of View Royal, B.C. It is close to Palmer Station Green Space, Newstead Park, Tovey Cove Green Space, Lilmkiln Cove Green Space, View Royal Park and Helmcken Corner Park.

 

Geographical location N48° 27’ 24” W123° 26’ 59”

 

View Royal Green Space can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and continue across the Island Highway to View Royal Avenue. Turn right onto the View Royal Avenue and continue to the end of the road where it meets Palmer Station. The green space is the fire barrier access. There is limited roadside parking along View Royal Avenue. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Newstead Park

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Newstead Park is landscaped park about one tenth of a hectare in View Royal, B.C. It contains a grass covered area shaded by a tall Douglas fir and hemlock trees. There is a playground with swings, slides and a climbing apparatus on a pea gravel base. The picnic table is near the low granite rock wall that can make a challenging climb. The park is in single family home area of View Royal, B.C. Heddle Park and Tovey Cove Green Space are nearby.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 22” W123° 26’ 44”

Newstead Park can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto the Helmcken Road and continue across the Island Highway. Turn right onto View Royal Avenue then right onto Heddle Road. The park is on the left along Heddle Road. There is limited roadside parking. City buses travel along the Island Highway.