Metchosin Wilderness Park

Metchosin Wilderness Park is in the District of Metchosin, a coastal community in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Also known are Metchosin Park, Clapham Park or Hundred Acre Park, Metchosin Wilderness Park occupies the forty hectares of Crown land on Section 25.   This park is composed of the second growth Douglas fir and cedar forest; it was selectively harvested in the early nineteen hundreds. The understory is composed of salal, fungi, skunk cabbage and sword ferns that border the numerous trails.  While some trails lead up to bluffs overlooking neighboring valleys, the main trail circles around a low-lying swampy area. A few sections have raised portions yet prepare for wet conditions when visiting here. The trails are shared by hikers, dog walkers and equestrians. Additional trails connect to the many roads and homes that surround this park: Liberty Drive, Ed’s Lane, DeerTrail Road, Arden Road and Clapham Drive. Trails in the park branch off to join to Connector and Buckbrush Swamp Parks.

Geographical location N48º 22’ 15” W123º 34’ 26”

Metchosin Wilderness Park 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 reach Happy Valley Road. Turn left onto Happy Valley Road and then right onto Rocky Point Road. The park can be reached by turn onto Arden Road or onto Clapham Drive, where the entrance is marked by a wooden sign. Alternative access if from side roads off of Liberty Drive: Ed’s Lane, and Deer Trail. There is limited parking near this parkland. City buses travel along Happy Valley Road.

Earles Green Space

Earles Green Space is in the District of Metchosin, a coastal community in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space is the gated section of Earles Road; the barrier limits vehicle traffic permitting equestrians, hikers, dog walkers and cyclists. The green space is bordered by the fences of pastures and farmlands. The bridle and walking pathway called Lusse Way Trail connects to this green space.

Geographical location             N48º 22’ 25” W123º 34’ 2”

Earles 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 reach Happy Valley Road. Turn left onto Happy Valley Road and continue to Rocky Point Road. Turn right onto Rocky Point Road and continue along to reach Kangaroo Road. Turn right onto Kangaroo Road and continue along until Earles Road is on the left. Turn onto Earles Road and continue to the barrier at the end of the road. There is limited parking along this rural laneway. City buses travel along Metchosin Road.

Morland Green Space

 

Morland Green Space is in the District of Metchosin, a coastal community in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space is a narrow fifty meter long pathway that crosses the Galloping Goose Trail –Metchosin and connects the two sections of Morland Road. The pathway is used by equestrians, hikers, walkers and bicyclists.

Geographical location             N48º 22’ 36” W123º 32’ 47”

Morland 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 reach Happy Valley Road. Turn left onto Happy Valley Road and continue to Rocky Point Road. Turn right onto Rocky Point Road and continue along to reach Kangaroo Road. Turn right onto Kangaroo Road and take the next right onto Morland Road. The trail is at the end of the road. City buses travel along Metchosin Road.

Carlton Cosh Park

Carlton Cosh Park is in the District of Metchosin, a coastal community in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This ninety one hectare nature park was bestow on Metchosin in nineteen eighty five.  A small creek flows between the creek and Kangaroo Road. There is a large shaded area perfect for an outdoor picnic. Spellman and Blinkhorn parks are nearby.

Geographical location             N48º 23’ 17” W123º 35’ 16”

Carlton Cosh Park 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 Sooke Road. Turn left onto Sooke Road and continue along to reach Kangaroo Road. Turn right onto Kangaroo Road and then left onto Wallaby Drive Road. The park is near the junction of Wallaby Drive and Kangaroo Road and lies across from home 1543 Kangaroo Road. There is no road side parking along either road. City buses travel along Sooke Road.