Millstream Bear Mountain Green Space

At the junction of Millstream Road and Bear Mountain Parkway is a small green space. The area has a brick circle and a couple benches with a perimeter of small shrubs and grasses. This green space marks the start of the Bear Mountain area and is a good spot to start a stroll up Skirt and Bear Mountains. The sidewalk parallels the parkway to the Bear Mountain Resort which is about three kilometers up the mountain side. The walkway has distance markers every five hundred meters. Bear Mountain is about three hundred meters high which makes this a steep walk. This is good place to start a hike up the mountain and to explore your backyard. Sparrow Court Green Space, Goldie Trail, Goldie Park, All Fun Recreation Green Space, Setchfield Park, Gannet Court Green Space, Harrow Gate Park, Bishop Gate Park and Alton Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’16” W123°30’19”

Millstream Bear Mountain Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. The green space is beside the intersection of these two roads. There is limited parking along either roadway although parking might be found off several of the side streets. City buses travel along Millstream Road to the All Fun Recreation Park and Westshore Speedway parking lot.

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Millstream Creek Trail

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There are three sections to the Millstream Creek Trail in Langford, B.C. Goldie Trail forms the first section that is starts north of Goldie Park. The second section lies just south of this park. This section of trail is about five hundred and forty meters along the flowing waters of Mill Stream. The third section starts at Treanor Avenue and heads downstream another four hundred meters to reach Selwyn Road. 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. There is about five kilometers of Mill Stream that lie within the City of Langford. Millstream Creek Trail is a compact gravel trail can be accessed at the bridge over the creek along Treanor Avenue in Langford, B.C. The trail is along the back of the Ecole Millstream Elementary School, on Hoy Lake Road, in the Thetis Heights neighborhood. The route is along a ridge line above the creek bed. A chain link fencing and steel barriers limit access to the water along most of the pathway. Tall cedar and Douglas-fir trees provide ample shade to the trail and forest floor. Ferns, salal, snowberry and ocean-spray plants are seen. Song birds and the occasionally migratory waterfowl can be seen. In the floodplain of the creek, lantern plants thrive. The trail leads to the playground at Goldie Park and passes by Millstream Park. Goldie Trail starts at the end of Goldie Road. Geographic location N48° 27’53” W123°29’44” Millstream Creek Trail can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn right onto Treanor Avenue just before the log house pub. Make a left turn on to Hoy Lake Road. There is parking near the school grounds. The Trail starts near the bridge along Treanor Avenue. City buses travel along Treanor Avenue.

Goldie Trail

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All Fun Recreation Park Green Space

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This outdoor recreation area has mini golf, go karts and batting cages as well as a seventy five camping sites for recreation vehicles and tents in Langford, B.C. While the facilities for All Fun are user pay, there are five picnic tables on a small grassy area near the batting cages. This green space is beside the riparian area that provides shade to Mill Stream. The stream meanders and divides the two large parking lots. 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. It flows into the waters of Price Bay in Esquimalt Harbour which is part of the Salish Sea. The oval racing track called Western Speedway, established in nineteen fifty-four, lies to the north of All Fun Park. Immediately north of the racetrack is the dirt circuit and facility of the Westshore Motocross. The Westshore Alliance Church is located at the end of one the west parking lot while the Canada Safety Council building is found at the other. Chow-Nicoll Park in the Highlands, Sparrow Crescent Green Space, Thetis Lake Regional Park, Goldie Park and Trail are nearby. This green space makes for an good outing after a day at the park.

Geographic location N48° 28’19” W123°30’7”

All Fun Recreation Park Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and continue past the log house pub. Look for the signs for the go-carts and mini golf and make a right turn onto Horden Road. This road appears very wide as it enters the big paved parking lot in front of the church. Continue along toward the batting cages to the right, just past the bridge to the second parking area. The camping area is further to the right once you cross over the bridge. City buses travel to this park from Millstream Road.