Readings Drive Park, North Saanich

Located on a relatively steep slope with views to the north and east, Readings Drive Park is a lovely natural parkland of about a hectare. Between Cloake and Horth Hills of North Saanich’s Lands End neighborhood, visit this park to enjoy the arbutus and cedar forest and the peaceful ambiance of a rural community. The trails of the park are frequented by dog-walkers and hikers. It is also easy to extend beyond the 200meters of trails and continue along trails from Alder Road, to the south, and to the Eugene Bailin Memorial Trails, to the north.

Geographic coordinates N48° 41′ 23″ W123° 26′ 42”

You can get to the Reading Drive Park from Pat Bay Highway.  Before you reach ferry terminal follow the signs that lead to Lands End Road.  Cross over the overpass and continue along Lands End to West Saanich Road. Turn left onto West Saanich Road and then immediately left again onto Readings Drive. Enjoy the glimpses of lovely homes and the Salish Sea on the uphill section Readings Drive. Continue over the rise and down slightly keeping a keen eye out for the forested section to the left. Look for the rather limited roadside parking and trail marker on the downslope.  The park is before Hillgrove Road which, of course, is alternative route to Reading Drive Park.

 

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