The connection of the Westoby Road with Thetis Lake Regional Park forms Westoby Road Green Space in View Royal, B.C. This small natural space is along northeastern side of Thetis Lake Regional Park. The fire access road which starts near the end of Westoby Road connects to several trails in the parkland and to private property. Bellamy Trail and Stewart Mountain Trail can be accessed from this green space. McKenzie Creek is seen to the left along the trail into the park. Douglas fir, arbutus and big leaf maple trees are seen throughout the forest area with the sparse undergrowth mostly composed of ferns and mosses. Some additional information about Thetis Lake – Stewart Mountain and Scafe Hill is found in the Parks, Playgrounds and Green Spaces for the District of the Highlands, B.C., by this author. This is another terrific area to explore in your backyard.
Geographic location N48° 29’ 19” W123° 28’ 59”
Westoby Road Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway or Hwy 1. Turn off at Exit 10 to reach Burnside Road West. Stay right as the road branches toward the junction with Watkiss Way. Turn left onto Watkiss Way and then right onto Highland Road. Follow Highland road as it narrows into Thetis Lake Regional Park and continue as the road curves to become Barker Road. Turn right onto the narrow and gravel Westoby Road to reach the trailhead. Westoby Road is gated about four hundred meters from the trailhead. There is limited parking along the roadways although there is a small parking area at the trailhead. City buses travel to the junction of Highland Road and Watkiss Way.
For a map of the hiking trails in Thetis Lake Regional Park, see the CRD Parks brochure.