Knollwood Park

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Knollwood Park is playground in a quiet residential neighborhood in View Royal, B.C. The park has several tall Douglas fir trees along its slopes. The playground is good for young children as there are several ways to climbing up to a platform and enjoy a slide down the pebble base. A short five meter trail leads to the park from Pearce Road.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 35” W123° 27’ 9”

Knollwood Park can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and continue to the Island Highway. Turn right onto the Island Highway and continue to Knollwood Road. Turn left onto Knollwood Road and continue as it curves into the residential area then right onto Pearce Road. The park is on the left. There is limited roadside parking along Pearce Road. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

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Norquay Road Green Space

Norquay Road GS

The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique waterfront beach accesses with views of Cole Island, forested areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places. Norquay Road Green Space is along the waterfront of Price Bay in Esquimalt Harbour in View Royal, B.C. A large cedar trees lies near the end of Norquay Road and marks the access to the view of the water. There is a ten step stair case leads down to the pumping station equipment. The narrow green space is bordered by wood fences of the residential homes on both sides. The thirty three meter descent to a ridge provides a secure viewing area of seabirds enjoying the shallow estuary of Mill Stream.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 28” W123° 27’ 8”

Norquay Road Green Space can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and turn right onto the Island Highway. Turn left onto Knollwood Road and take the next left onto Gibraltar Bay Road. The park is surrounded by private property in this common subdivision. There is limited roadside parking along Gibraltar Bay Road. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Palmer Station Green Space

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The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique waterfront beach accesses with views of Cole Island, forested areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places. Palmer Station Green Space is a steep residential property along the water front of Price Bay in Esquimalt Harbour, B.C. As part of the Gibraltar Bay residential subdivision, this green space is sharp moss covered southern exposed rockface. An elaborate sixty-five meter long stone and concrete staircase curves down along the east side of the green space to reach a wooden gazebo. This route along the stone staircase has wonderful views of Cole Island in Esquimalt Harbour, a heritage site with the pair of shoreline ammunition storage sheds. The shoreline in this green space is rocky with mudflats exposed at low tides. A stroll at low tides to the east can lead to narrow cove that is bordered by residential homes. This green space is part of the Harbour Loop walk suggested by the Town of View Royal, B.C. The park is close to View Royal Green Space, Newstead Park, Tovey Cove Green Space, Lilmkiln Cove Green Space, View Royal Park and Helmcken Corner Park.

 

Geographical location N48° 27’ 25” W123° 27’ 1”

 

Palmer Station Green Space can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and continue across the Island Highway to View Royal Avenue. Turn right onto the View Royal Avenue and continue to the end of the road where it meets Palmer Station. There are a couple of barrier posts that limit vehicle access at this point. The green space is to the left along Palmer Road past the barrier access. There is limited roadside parking along View Royal Avenue. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

View Royal Green Space

View Royal Green Space

This green space consists of a short section of roadway that connects View Royal Ave to Palmer Station in View Royal, B.C. A two post barrier limits access to pedestrians and cyclists and is used a fire access route. The green space is part of the walking tour called the Harbour Loop for the Town of View Royal, B.C. It is close to Palmer Station Green Space, Newstead Park, Tovey Cove Green Space, Lilmkiln Cove Green Space, View Royal Park and Helmcken Corner Park.

 

Geographical location N48° 27’ 24” W123° 26’ 59”

 

View Royal Green Space can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and continue across the Island Highway to View Royal Avenue. Turn right onto the View Royal Avenue and continue to the end of the road where it meets Palmer Station. The green space is the fire barrier access. There is limited roadside parking along View Royal Avenue. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Newstead Park

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Newstead Park is landscaped park about one tenth of a hectare in View Royal, B.C. It contains a grass covered area shaded by a tall Douglas fir and hemlock trees. There is a playground with swings, slides and a climbing apparatus on a pea gravel base. The picnic table is near the low granite rock wall that can make a challenging climb. The park is in single family home area of View Royal, B.C. Heddle Park and Tovey Cove Green Space are nearby.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 22” W123° 26’ 44”

Newstead Park can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto the Helmcken Road and continue across the Island Highway. Turn right onto View Royal Avenue then right onto Heddle Road. The park is on the left along Heddle Road. There is limited roadside parking. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Tovey Cove Shoreline Access

Tovey Cove Shoreline Access 6 Tovey Cove Shoreline Access 10 The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique waterfront beach accesses with views of Cole Island, forested areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places. The shoreline along Tovey Cove is a rocky area while the beach area is mostly gravel and white shells. Tovey Shoreline Access has a gravel footpath to a series of staircases that lead to the rocky shoreline. This small shallow sheltered indentation on the northwestern side of Esquimalt Harbour is surrounded by townhouse complexes and single family homes. The trail from the roadway is a crushed gravel pathway that leads to a set of wood stairs, about forty of them, along the pathway with wooden handrails on one side. The pine and fir trees provide ample shade to the small uplands area. The beach is best at low tides and is composed crushed shells and sand. Newstead Park, Heddle Park and Limekiln Cover Green Space are nearby. Geographical location N48° 27’ 15” W123° 26’ 49” Tovey Cove Shoreline Access can be reached from Hwy1. Take exit #8 to access Helmcken Road and turn south and continue down the hill to turn right onto View Royal Road. Continue along to Tovey Crescent and turn left. The beach access is near the junction of Tovey Crescent with Governor’s Point Road. There is limited road side parking. City buses travel along Helmcken Road and the Island Highway.

Helmcken Corner Park

Located near the junction of Helmcken Road with the Island Highway, Helmcken Corner Park is a small landscaped park in View Royal, B.C. This is a good place to find a bench to rest upon and to watch the traffic. A steep granite rock forms a natural wall along the flower and shrubs on western side of the park. A cedar hedge provides a lush green barrier around an electrical box and the park lies over a pumping station. A seasonal flower bed faces the intersection where the trumpet flower plant has been seen. This is an excellent park to include in a walk in your backyard. Lilmkiln Cove Green Space, Stewart Beach, Heddle Park and View Royal Park are nearby.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 23” W123° 26’ 28”

Helmcken Corner Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Exit onto Helmcken Road and turn south to reach the Island Highway. The park is on the right at this intersection. There is limited parking along both roadways. City buses travel along Helmcken Road and the Island Highway.