Palmer Station Green Space

Palmer Station GS 1 Palmer Station GS gazebo 2

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.


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