Timber View Green Space

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Timber View Green Space is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. A forty meter long concrete pathway leads to a gravel footpath into Spirit Ridge Park. Frequented by hikers, walkers and dog walkers, the view from Spirit Ridge Park is to the east toward Mount Baker in Washington State, USA with San Juan Island, Saanich and Victoria in the foreground. Thetis Lake Regional Park forms the forested area seen below the parkland. Players Park, Quail’s Run Park, Spirit Bear Green Space, Nature’s Gate Park and Nichlaus Park and Deerview Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’25” W123°31’14”

Timber View Green space 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 Players Drive. Turn onto Players Drive and take the first left onto Spirit Ridge Drive. Timber View is the next left just after the curve in the road. The trail is near the end of the road. There is limited parking along either road.

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Harrow Gate Park

The view from the ridge in Harrow Gate Park is worth the steep climb. Located in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C., Harrow Gate Park is partway up the mountain. It has a ridge at about one hundred and fifty meters from which there is good view of the communities to the east. Arbutus trees are abundant in the nature area of the park. Its lower section, along Harrow Gate, has landscaping with grass and trees. Douglas fir and cedar trees with small shrubs like Oregon grape, salal and ocean spray are seen along the slopes of the hill that makes up this park. Stone Gate Park is on the lower side of Harrow Gate. Alton Lane Park, Setchfield Park, Arngask Park, Bishops Gate Park and Bear Mountain Parkway Green Space are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’12” W123°30’42”

Harrow 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 Road. Turn right onto Stone Gate Road and then take the first right to Harrow Gate Road. The park is at the end of Harrow Gate on the upslope side. There is parking along the road.

McCallum Park

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A large Wark gneiss knoll lies along the eastern end of McCallum Road Park near the Millstream Shopping Center in Langford, B.C. Covered with mosses and several small oak and arbutus trees, this inland bluff also has seasonal meadows of camas lilies and grasses. The metamorphic bedrock in this park is about a hundred meters high and has a twenty meter cliff on its south east side. Enjoy the wonderful view of the surrounding area in your backyard. McCallum Road Green Space, Sunshine Park, Selwyn Trail, Selwyn Park, Millstream Creek Trail and Ecole Millstream Elementary School Green Space are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’56” W123°29’47”

McCallum Road Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road then take the first right onto McCallum Road which leads to ward the Millstream Shopping Center. Exit the small traffic circle to continue up the roadway. Stay on McCallum Road as to end at the High Park Estates. There is plenty of parking near this park. City buses travel along Millstream Road.