Hillman Green Space

 

Hillman Green Space is in the District of  Metchosin, a coastal community in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The bridle and pedestrain trail borders along the western side of the Metchosin Golf and Country Club greens. The trail is shaded by small shrubs and a few older Douglas fir and cedar trees. Fenced pastures for chickens, dogs, horses, cattle and sheep form the eastern border along the narrow green space. A wooden pedestrian bridge, Mac Page Bridge, crosses over Bilston Creek. This creek has a watershed area of 3154 hectares and transports water from the slopes of Mount Wells and Triangle Mountain into the Salish Sea at Witty’s Lagoon.  A unique bench, dedicated to Mac Page, lies near the bridge. It provides a terrific spot for respite and for a moment to enjoy the sound the creek. The dirt and gravel footpath is about one thousand meters long and connects Hillman Road with Pears Road. The Galloping Goose Trail and Witty’s Lagoon Park are nearby.

Geographical Location N48º 23’ 21” W123º 33’ 33”

Hillman Green Space can be reached from Highway 1 when you exit at the Millstream /Veteran Memorial Parkway exit. Head south along the Veteran Memorial Parkway to reach Latoria Road. Turn right onto Latoria Road and continue along to each Happy Valley Road. At the junction with Rocky Point Road and Hillman Road make a left turn onto Hillman Road. The road is a rough dirt road and the trail access is at the end where there is limited parking. City buses travel along Happy Valley Road toward Metchosin Road.

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