Westhills Park

Westhills Park is in Westhills neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The park has a playground, benches and gazebo overlooking a partially fenced drainage pond. The playground has two sections designed with smaller children in mind. Young children can play on climbing areas that are lower. Both play areas have a rubber mat base. One playground has climbing apparatus that leads up to a couple of slides. There are monkey bars, small benches and a small climbing wall. A couple of swings designed for toddlers complete this area. The other play structure is a tall tower with two long curving slides that are enclosed. The tower can be reached by various climbing steps, walls, ladders and poles. A round swing seat, a plastic merry-go-round and a large rope structure complete the play area. There is limited shade in the park although several conifers and deciduous trees were re-planted. The walking trail continues to the far side of the pond where it connects with a boardwalk that has a covered section. Most of the pathway is asphalt although there are some gravel portions. A small grass covered area completes the parkland. The park is bordered by the West Shore Parkway and fences of neighborhood homes. A gravel five hundred meter walking trail follows the east side of the park. It leads around a wetlands area is near the park. There is a single privy near a small parking area to the northwest.  Irwin Park, Goudy Park, City Center Park, Belmont Secondary School Green Space, Galloping Goose Trail-Langford, Langford Lake Park, Leigh Beach Park, Mount Wells Regional Park and Glen Lake Park are nearby.


Geographic location N48° 26’32”  W123°32″6′


Westhills Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Leigh Road exit and continue along to turn left onto Goldstream Avenue. Follow Goldstream to Jacklin Road and turn onto Jacklin Road to reach Langford Parkway. Continue along Langford Parkway past City Center Park, Goudy Park and up the hill to the traffic circle. Exit the traffic circle onto Westshore Parkway or Langford Lake Road. There might be construction along the Westshore Parkway but the road leads to a parking area with room for about six vehicles.  There is limited roadside parking along Langford Lake Road. City buses travel along Langford Parkway and Jenkins Avenue.

Goldstream River Provincial Park

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Goldstream River Provincial Park

Palmer Station Green Space

Palmer Station GS 1 Palmer Station GS gazebo 2

The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique waterfront beach accesses with views of Cole Island, forested areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places. Palmer Station Green Space is a steep residential property along the water front of Price Bay in Esquimalt Harbour, B.C. As part of the Gibraltar Bay residential subdivision, this green space is sharp moss covered southern exposed rockface. An elaborate sixty-five meter long stone and concrete staircase curves down along the east side of the green space to reach a wooden gazebo. This route along the stone staircase has wonderful views of Cole Island in Esquimalt Harbour, a heritage site with the pair of shoreline ammunition storage sheds. The shoreline in this green space is rocky with mudflats exposed at low tides. A stroll at low tides to the east can lead to narrow cove that is bordered by residential homes. This green space is part of the Harbour Loop walk suggested by the Town of View Royal, B.C. The park is close to View Royal Green Space, Newstead Park, Tovey Cove Green Space, Lilmkiln Cove Green Space, View Royal Park and Helmcken Corner Park.


Geographical location N48° 27’ 25” W123° 27’ 1”


Palmer Station Green Space can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and continue across the Island Highway to View Royal Avenue. Turn right onto the View Royal Avenue and continue to the end of the road where it meets Palmer Station. There are a couple of barrier posts that limit vehicle access at this point. The green space is to the left along Palmer Road past the barrier access. There is limited roadside parking along View Royal Avenue. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Westsong Walkway, Victoria, BC

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