Warrior Point Trail, North Saanich

 

Warrior Point beach view over Saanich InletLocated next to a private community at the end Towner Park Road, the Warrior Point Trail meanders four hundred and thirty meters through the forest to a rocky promontory along the northern shoreline of Patricia Bay. The Douglas-fir forest with the ground vegetation of salal and ferns border the trail. This provides a lattice type barrier of the views of driveways on both sides of the pathway.  A concrete landing at the end of the trail allows access to the fourteen step wooden staircase to the water’s edge. The rocky shoreline looks southward across the bay toward the seaplane docks and the Coast Guard wharf next to the Institute of Ocean Sciences. It is a terrific spot to watch planes landing and large ships navigating the waters of Saanich Inlet. There are plenty of different seabirds too.

Geographic coordinates  N48° 40′ 4″ W123° 28′ 13″

You can get to Warrior Point Trail from Pat Bay Highway.  Before you reach ferry terminal follow the signs that lead to Wain Road.  Cross over the overpass and continue on Wain to West Saanich Road.  Turn left onto West Saanich Road and look for Towner Park Road just before the road curves along the shoreline of Patricia Bay. The trail to warrior point is on the left at the end of the road. A trail that lead to Towner and Derrick roads is to the right. There is roadside parking along Towner Park Road.

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