Arngask Park is in the Florence Lake – Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This wetland park is surrounded by residential homes, many whom use it as a garden refuse site, and a buffer of trees and shrubs. Douglas fir, cedar and alder trees grow along the shores of the shallow waters. Oceanspray, snow berries and blackberry bushes fill in parts of the six thousand square meters, in an unusual polygonal shape, that form the parkland. A forty meter long gravel trail leads into the park from near the junction of Arngask Avenue and Whisperwind Place. There is a one hundred and fifty meter long concrete pathway into the park from along Echo Valley Drive which connects to Graphite Place. The pathway is fenced with a black metal fence. This park connects to Ironwood Place near the blue water reservoirs. Setchfield Park, Stonegate Park, Ironwood Park and Shaw Park are nearby. As an aside, Arngask is a parish in Scotland in the counties of Kinoss, Perth and Fife.
Geographic location N48° 27’59” W123°30’44”
Arngask Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Echo Valley Drive. Turn onto Echo Valley Drive and continue along the concrete pathway between 2371 and 2367 Echo Valley Drive. The park can also be access from the corner of Arngask Ave and Whisperwind Place as well as from between 1022 and 1014 Graphite Place and along Ironwood near the water reservoir towers. There is limited roadside parking in this neighborhood.
The drive up to the Bear Mountain Resort is lined with several nature parks. This area of Langford, BC, is on the eastern slope of the Mount Finlayson in Langford, B.C. Stone Gate Park is between the one kilometer and one and half markers seen on the sidewalk beside the BM Parkway. This park is a long linear park bordered by the sidewalk from Stone Gate Road to the pedestrian walkway across to the sidewalk along Echo Valley Drive. The steep terrain is composed of Wark gneiss and sandstone. The second growth forest with cedar, Douglas fir and alder is access from a concrete walkway from BMP to the end of Harrow Gate. The pathway is fairly steep and does not have any stairs. It is a great way to see a small section of Gardner Creek. This creek is a tributary of Mill Stream. The park can be access from beside the postal boxes along Harrow Gate. Harrow Gate Park, Alton Lane Park, Setchfield Park, Arngask Park, Bishops Gate Park, Skyline Park and Bear Mountain Parkway Green Space are nearby.
Geographic location N48° 28’11” W123°30’43” from the end of Harrow Gate
Stone Gate Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Stone Gate. Turn right onto Stone Gate and then take the first right to Harrow Gate Road. The pathway though a section of park is on the right from the end of Harrow Gate. There is parking along this road.