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Branson Green Space is in the District of Metchosin, a coastal community in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This long and narrow green space has a rough trail on the steep slopes of the Albert Head/Duke Point neighborhood. It connects Branson Road with Duke Road. A trail marker is seen on both ends of the footpath. This rough dirt trail is about three hundred meters long with about a 25 meter slope change. This can be a great spot to explore the outdoors in the Victoria area since views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca can be seen through the forest. Cedar, fir and big leaf maple trees form the over story while the undergrowth includes ferns, blackberries and salal.

Geographical Location N48º 23’ 36” W123º 30’ 21”

Branson Green Space can be reached from the TransCanada Highway (Hwy 1). Exit the highway onto the Old Island Highway into Colwood. Follow the Old Island Highway as it becomes Sooke Road. Turn left onto Metchosin Road and continue along Metchosin Road to reach Chapel Heights Road. Turn left onto Chapel Heights Road then right onto Branson Road. Continue to the end of the road but not onto the driveway. The trail is between 3861 and 3869. An archway lies over the trail between the two properties. There is a small marker to indicate the trail. There is limited road side parking near the trail head along Branson Road. City buses travel along Metchosin Road.

 

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