Fort Victoria Green Space

The wooden stockade and bastions of the recreational vehicle park called Fort Victoria is a replica of the eighteen forty-three wood framed barracks. The green space is near this three hundred site recreation vehicle park which is also framed by cedar hedges trees on the east side. One of bastions hosts a museum with information about the construction of Fort Victoria on the east shore of the inner harbour of Victoria, B.C. The E&N Railway track and trail passes through the south side of this camping and recreation vehicle park. This is distinguished by the Palmer VIA rail station platform and shelter. A small electrical substation is located just west of the shelter while a little grass covered area is maintained on both sides of the railway track near the entrance to the park. This green space is along the E&N Rail Trail –View Royal. View Royal Park and Kislingbury Lane Green Space are close by.

 

Geographical location N48° 27’ 37” W123° 26’ 34”

 

Fort Victoria Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy 1). Exit onto Helmcken Road and turn south. Continue past the first traffic circle to the second one, near Craigflower Creek, and turn Pleasant Lane. Continue along Pleasant Lane to Burnett Road. There is limited parking near the entrance to RV park along Burnett Road.

Two places for information about Fort Victoria can be found at http://www.fortvictoria.ca/  and http://bcheritage.ca/fortvictoria/fortlife/

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