St. Giles Park

St. Giles Park is natural neighborhood park near Portage Inlet in View Royal, B.C. It is a narrow parkland of about 0.065 hectares along the bank of Hospital Creek. Saint Giles was one of fourteen holy helpers of the pilgrims in the Middle Ages. This park helps to protect the riparian area of the creek. There are Himalayan blackberries along the banks as well as trees and shrubs. Stillwater Road Green Space provides access to St. Giles Park from its end of road. St Giles Easement is further along the roadway. Helmcken Park is nearby.

 

Geographical location N48° 27’ 48” W123° 25’ 43”

 

St. Giles Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway Hwy1. Exit off Hwy1 onto the Helmcken Road and turn south. At the traffic circle exit east toward Helmcken Park and Kingham Place. Turn left onto St. Giles Street South and look for the nature park along the roadway between homes 153 and 148. There is limited roadside parking along St. Giles Street South. It is a short walk along the road to the park so perhaps park in the Helmcken Park and Ride parking lot that is serviced by several city buses.

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