Rutland Green Space

Rutland Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of the thirteen regions in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. A rough pedestrian footpath leads through a thicket of blackberry and snowberry bushes to the rocky foreshore bordering on the Salish Sea. Overlooking Discovery and Chatham islands, a seven step concrete staircase leads to the large rocks that form the beach at Rutland Green Space. Uplands Park and Loon Bay Park are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 35”  W123º 17’ 33”

Rutland Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue to the end of Lansdowne and turn left onto Beach Drive. Follow Beach Drive to reach Rutland Road which will be on the right. Turn onto Rutland Road and continue to the turn-a-bout at the end. The pathway is just past the utility structures. There is limited street parking. City buses travel along Beach Drive periodically.

 

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Lansdowne Green Space

Lansdowne Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of the thirteen regions in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. A unique outdoor art sculpture is featured in the waterfront green space. Created by Illarion Gallant the large artistically contradictory ‘Dream Window’ outdoor art projects into the air. There is a drinking fountain along the sidewalk that borders this green space. A pedestrian footpath leads through a thicket of blackberry and snowberry bushes to the rocky foreshore bordering on the Salish Sea. Overlooking Discovery and Chatham islands, a seven step concrete staircase leads to the large rocks that form the beach at Lansdowne Green Space. Uplands Park and Loon Bay Park are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 46”  W123º 17’ 38”

Lansdowne Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue to the end of Lansdowne and look for parking before reaching Beach Drive. The pathway is at the junction with Beach Drive. There is limited street parking on both Beach Drive and Lansdowne Road.

Wessex Green Space

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Wessex Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of the thirteen regions in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. It provided a shortcut between Wessex Place and Foul Bay Road for walkers, dog walkers and bicyclists. This fifty meter long walkway is bordered by the fences of neighboring homes.  Woodburn Green Space and Camosun Green Space are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 49”  W123º 19’ 14”

Wessex Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road, near the shopping center, to reach Foul Bay Road. Henderson Road. Turn north along Henderson Road and continue along to reach Wessex Drive. Turn left onto Wessex Drive and look for the pathway on the right near the turn-a-bout area. There is limited street parking. City buses travel along Foul Bay/Henderson Road between Camosun College and the University of Victoria and lead downtown.

Humber Green Space

Humber Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of the thirteen regions in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This small green space has a concrete staircase that leads to a very small sandy area. At high tides the staircase is often awash with the waves from Salish Sea. The green space is surrounded by private homes in this Uplands neighborhood. Loon Park and several small green spaces are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 56”  W123º 17’ 33”

Humber Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue to the end of Lansdowne and turn left onto Beach Drive. Follow Beach Drive to reach Humber Road which will be on the right. Turn onto Humber Road and continue to the turn-a-bout at the end. The pathway is just past the utility structures. There is limited street parking. City buses travel along Beach Drive periodically.

Camosun Green Space

Camosun Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of the thirteen regions in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. While most of Camosun College-Lansdowne is located in the District of Saanich, the Camosun Green Space is near the north parking area of the campus and lies with in the boundary of Oak Bay. Argyle and Ernest avenues provide pedestrian access into the parking area with the perimeter of trees that forms this green space. Garry oak tree predominate the area as well as a few assorted street trees. West coast bramble fills the understory unless the landscapers have maintained the grass covered areas. This green space is used by walkers, dog walkers and bicyclists who enjoy a wander through the campus of Camosun College.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 56”  W123º 19’ 14”

Camosun Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as is becomes Lansdowne Road near Camosun College. Turn left onto Foul Bay Road, which curves to become Henderson Road. The parking area near this green space is access from Foul Bay Road. Turn left into the parking area which requires payment as posted. There is limited street parking near the college. City buses travel along Henderson Road between Camosun College and the University of Victoria and lead downtown.

 

Woodburn Green Space

Woodburn Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of the thirteen regions in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. An asphalt foot path, a hundred and ten meters long lies along southwest perimeter of Uplands Golf Course. The pathway is border by Garry Oak trees and the fences or hedges of the properties. The pathway leads to Woodburn Avenue between homes 3121 and 3131. This walkway is a wonderful way to see the golf course and the Henderson neighborhood of Oak Bay. Wessex Green Space, Camosun Green Space, Uplands School Green Space and Henderson Park are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 45” W123º 18’ 55”

Woodburn Green Space can reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the highway as it become Douglas Road. Turn onto Hillside Road to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue for several blocks as it eventually turns into Lansdowne Road near the Lansdowne Middle School. Continue along Lansdowne Road to reach the perimeter of the Uplands Golf Course. There is a pedestrian cross walk located here. There is limited parking along Lansdowne Road and Larkdowne Road. City buses travel along Foul Bay and Cadboro Bay roads.

University Woods Green Space

University Woods Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of the thirteen regions in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The walkway connects Woodley Road with University Wood Drive. The fifty meter long concrete walkway is bordered a chain-link fence on both sides and the landscaping of the properties along the fence.  Camosun Green Space and Henderson Park are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 27’ 8”  W123º 19’ 15”

University Woods Green Space can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue to reach Foul Bay Road and turn north along Foul Bay/Henderson to pass Camosun College on the left. Follow Henderson to University Woods. Turn left onto divided roadway and continue along to right. The pathway is on the left between homes 3337 and 3335. There is limited street parking. City buses travel along Foul Bay Road and Henderson Road between Camosun College and the University of Victoria and continue downtown.