Lowe Road Green Space

Lowe Road Green SpaceThe view across Bazan Bay and the Salish Sea is terrific from the grasslands that form the footpath off of the eastern end of Lowe Road . The snowy peak of Mount Baker and the islands form a beautiful background for photographers. The four hundred and fifty meter path connects to the ends of Aldous, Ebor and Bourne terraces. The pathway is bordered by the chain-link fence of the federal Center for Plant Health, the former Dominion Experimental Farms. There are a few blackberry bushes along the fence line which would have berries ready by August. Both the Dominion Brook Park and Gulf View Picnic Site are near to Lowe Road Green Space. To reach the shore line of Bazan Bay stroll over to Amity Drive from either of the terraces and use the Amity Drive pedestrian overpass to safely cross Pat Bay Highway.

Geographic coordinates N48° 37′ 9″ W123° 24′ 50″

Lowe Road Green Space can be reached from Pat Bay Highway. Leave the highway at Exit 26, the McTavish Interchange, a 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 to the East Saanich Road intersection. Turn left onto East Saanich Road past the Panorama Leisure Center on the right and continue past the Center for Plant Health. Turn left down Lowe Road and look for the hiking marker as the curves to become Emard Terrace. There is limited roadside parking along Emard or Lowe Road. Better parking for this green space can be found at the ends of either Aldous, Ebor or Bourne terraces which can be reached off Amity Drive. Alternatively, walk down Lowe Road from the city bus that travels along East Saanich Road.

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