Mill Cove Park is a small public space in View Royal, B.C., that overlooks the tidal estuary of Mill Stream. The park has a short gravel trail that leads to a wooden platform on along the north side of Mill Stream. Mill Stream, or Millstream Creek as it is often called, is the main waterway in a watershed that starts in the Gowlland Tod range of the Highlands and includes seven lakes and numerous ponds. This can be a good place to observe local and migratory water birds such as Canada geese, wigeons, mallards, mergansers and gulls. Burchill Park and Parson’s Access Park is nearby as it is Duffus Trail and the Galloping Goose Trail.
Geographical location N48° 27’ 24” W123° 27’ 51”
Mill Cove Park can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto the Island Highway and stay to the left to merge with traffic going under the freeway and railway overpasses. Turn onto Six Mile Road then left onto Atkins Road. Continue along Atkins Road to reach Parsons Road. Turn left onto Parsons Road then right onto Mills Cove Lane and look for the park at the end of the road. There is limited roadside parking along Parsons Road. City buses travel along Atkin Road.