Oliver St Patrick Green Space

 

Oliver St Patrick Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space connects Oliver Street to St Patrick Street along an asphalt pedestrian walkway. The green space is mostly grass covered and is bordered by the various fences of the neighboring properties. There are Garry oak and birch trees and hedge shrubs that provide shade over the green space. The pathway is about eighty-five meters long and connects the two roads. Monterey Middle School Green Space is nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 5”  W123º 18’ 46”

This 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 along Lansdowne Road to reach McNeill Avenue. Turn left onto McNeill Avenue to reach Oliver Street. Turn right on to Oliver Street and continue along to the green space located between homes 827 and 813. The green space is across from Monterey Middle School grounds. City buses travel along McNeill Road.

Hampshire Monterey Green Space

 

Hampshire Monterey Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space connects Hampshire Road to Monterey Avenue to form a pleasant walk in the many lane ways of Oak Bay. The green space, which has three sections, is mostly grass covered lane ways bordered by the various fences of the neighboring properties. There are Garry oak trees and shrubs that provide shade over the green space. Each section is about eighty-five meters long and connects the two road along lane ways.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 14”  W123º 18’ 57”

This 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 along Lansdowne Road to reach McNeill Avenue. Turn left onto McNeill Avenue to reach Hampshire Road. Turn left on to Hampshire Road and look for the lane way on the right beside house 1027. City buses travel along McNeill Road.

Roslyn Hampshire Green Space

 

Roslyn Hampshire Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space connects Roslyn Road and Hampshire Road to form a pleasant walk along a laneway of Oak Bay. The green space, which has three sections, is mostly grass covered and bordered by the various fences of the perimeter properties. There are several tall trees and many shrubs that provide shade over the green space. Each section is about eighty-five meters long and connects the two roads along laneways. The road was formerly named Pleasant while Hampshire Avenue was named for the birth place of Mr. William Noble, which is a community in England.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 17”  W123º 19’ 1”

This 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 along Lansdowne Road to reach McNeill Avenue. Turn left onto McNeill Avenue to reach Roslyn Road. Turn left on to Roslyn Road and look for the laneway on the right beside 1027. City buses travel along McNeill Road.

Victoria Roslyn Green Space

Victoria Roslyn Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space connects Victoria Avenue to Roslyn Road to form a pleasant walk along a laneway of Oak Bay. The green space, which has three sections, is mostly grass covered and bordered by the various fences of the perimeter properties. There are several tall trees that provide shade over the green space. Fruit trees and shrubs are seen along the green space. Each section is about eighty-five meters long and connects the two roads along laneways. The avenue was named for Queen Victoria while Roslyn Road was formerly called Pleasant Road.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 14”  W123º 19’ 6”

This 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 along Lansdowne Road to reach McNeill Avenue. Turn left onto McNeill Avenue to reach Victoria Avenue. Turn left on to Victoria Avenue and look for the laneway on the right beside house 1027. City buses travel along McNeill Road.

Oak Bay Native Plant Garden

 

Oak Bay Native Plant Garden is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This landscaped quarter of an hectare contains a unique collection of locally grown plants in a nurtured setting.  A wood chip trail leads around the park. Stroll past Garry oak, pacific madrone, elderberry, dogwood and black hawthorn trees.   There is also a small pond complete with a trickling fountain with evergreen huckleberry, red flowering current, Oregon grape and mock orange shrubs. The undercover is beautiful with blooms from springtime flowering plants like camas, trillium and violets. Several ferns such as maiden hair, sword, licorice, oak and bracken might also be seen.   Benches are available in the parkland; the property was donated by Ada Beaven in memorial of her husband Hugo. The rose garden in Oak Bay has the same beneficiaries. The Beavens were both from influential and remarkable families during the early nine hundreds in the Oak Bay.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 13”  W123º 18’ 1”

The Oak Bay Native Plant Garden 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 along Lansdowne Road to reach Beach Drive. Continue along Beach Drive to reach Margate Street. The garden is across the road from the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.  To extend this into a walk, continue along beach Drive toward the Victoria Golf Course or to Turkey Head Walkway.  This park can be access by bus.

Oak Bay Greater Victoria Library Green Space

 

The Oak Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space contains an inviting perimeter floral area for the building that also houses the Monterey Recreation Center. The parking area is shaded by several large Garry oak trees. There is a hundred meter long concrete walkway that connects Monterey Avenue to Hampshire Road. The pathway is through the middle of the parking area then along the south side of the building.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 32”  W123º 18’ 51”

Greater Victoria Public Library 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 along Lansdowne Road to reach Foul Bay Road. Continue along Foul Bay Road to reach Oak Bay Avenue. Continue along the shops to reach Monterey Avenue. There is a small parking area and street parking. City buses travel along Oak Bay Avenue.

Entrance Corner Green Space

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Entrance Corner Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Located on the corner of Foul Bay Road and Oak Bay Avenue, this green space has a large sign that marks the corner and border between Oak Bay and Victoria. There are couple benches that overlook the beautiful landscaped flowers and shrubs. A twenty meter long gravel footpath curves through the park. Brighton Green Space is nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 34”  W123º 19’ 21”

Entrance Corner 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 along Lansdowne Road to reach Foul Bay Road. Continue along Foul Bay Road to reach Oak Bay Avenue. The green space is on the corner. There is limited street parking along Foul Bay Road. City buses travel along Foul Bay Road.

Cochran’s Common Green Space

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Cochran’s Common Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Located behind the municipal hall, this green space was named for Mr. W. Cochrane a former Municipal Administrator who had worked various capacities for Oak Bay since the early nineteen eighties. There are several picnic tables shaded by oak trees. The grass covered area is surrounded by landscaped shrubs. A concrete pathway leads to the washrooms in the lower level of the Municipal Hall. Brighton Green Space and Entrance Corner are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 32”  W123º 19”

Cochran’s Common 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 along Lansdowne Road to reach Foul Bay Road. Continue along Foul Bay Road to reach Granite Street. Turn left on to Granite Street. Look for the park on the left beside a small parking area for the Municipal Hall. There is street parking. City buses travel along Foul Bay Road and Oak Bay Avenue.

Oak Bay Municipal Green Space

Oak Bay Municipal Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Large Garry oak trees shade this street side green space. A unique outdoor art sculpture of two large acorns adorned is green space. Named sleeping giants the pair of acorns are cast in bronze by artists F. Dodds and N. Scott. The grass covered areas are bordered by landscaped floral areas with rhododendron and small shrubs. Cochrane’s Common Green Space is nearby as its Entrance Corner. Washrooms are found in the Municipal building’s lower level.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 34”  W123º 19’ 1”

Oak Bay Municipal 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 along Lansdowne Road to reach Foul Bay Road. Continue along Foul Bay Road to reach Oak Bay Avenue. Turn left onto Oak Bay Avenue and look for the large outdoor art acorns on the right.  There is street parking along Oak Bay Avenue. City buses travel along the roadway.

Queen’s Park, Oak Bay

 

Queen’s Park is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This park is along the shoreline of Oak Bay, the shallow protected bay that holds the Oak Bay marina. It was initially known as Marina Park. The park has several benches and a unique swing bench that are wonderful places to soak up the view of Chatham and Discovery Islands and Mount Baker of the Washington State. The outdoor art is a pack of steel-welded wolves in pursuit of the cutout of an alert buck or perhaps designed to prevent Canadian Geese from eating the grass. The Hunt was design by Ken Hall and is part of the Arts Alive that helps create permanent outdoor art in Oak Bay. The park is a popular seasonal bird watching site that is part of the Migratory Bird Sanctuary created in nineteen twenty three.  Haynes Park, Turkey Head Walkway and Windsor Park are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 28”  W123º 18’ 17”

Queen’s Park 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 along Lansdowne Road to reach Foul Bay Road. Continue along Foul Bay Road to reach Oak Bay Avenue. Turn left onto Oak Bay Avenue and continue as it becomes Newport Street. Turn left onto Windsor Road to reach Beach Drive. The park is across from the intersection.  There is sign along the roadway. There is a parking area near the Oak Bay Marina and some street parking along Beach Drive. City buses travel to the marina.