Pauquachin First Nation Green Space

Surrounded by a forest of Western red cedar, Douglas-fir and big leaf maple trees, this green space is the pleasant burial site of the Pauquachin First Nation community. With views toward Saanich Inlet and sheltered from the east by three hundred and five meter tall Mount Newton, or Lau,Welnew, this is a apt place for a final refuge. The grave markers are mostly wooden crosses adorned with symbols and in a variety of styles. The trail along the McTavish Road Green Space is across West Saanich Road.
Geographic coordinates N48° 37′ 48″ W123° 27′ 27″
You can get to this green space from Pat Bay Highway. Leave the highway at Exit 26, the McTavish Interchange, an unique and confusing series of roundabouts that make a multi-circle roadway overpass. Take the third exit onto McTavish Road then take the second exit to stay on McTavish Road. Follow McTavish Road past the East Saanich Intersection and continue until you reach West Saanich Road (BC 17A North). The cemetery is on the left at this intersection. There is limited road side parking along West Saanich or McTavish roads. While you are here make time to visit Th-kaut, the 1100 year old Douglas-fir tree of Ardmore Golf Course, and Cole Bay Regional Park.

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