Golden Spike Green Space

Golden Spike Green Space is in the Goldstream Meadows neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This green space, formed over an old gravel pit, is bordered by a chain-link fence and has a gravel trail that leads down the slope to the West Shore Parkway. There are several parks nearby including Mt Wells Regional Park, Turner’s Bog Park, Harlequin Park, Goldstream River Provincial Park, Kettle Creek Park and Langford Lake’s Ed Nixon Trail. This green space is frequented by dog walkers, runners and hikers who stroll along the trails for Langford Lake.

Geographic location N48° 27’3” W123°32’29”

Golden Spike Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and continue straight out the roundabout traffic circle. Look for the green space on the right at the junction with Landing Lane. There is limited roadside parking this area.

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Henson Trail

Henson Trail is in the Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The one kilometer trail branches off of the Ed Nixon Trail near Langford Lake and continues along the Trans Canada Highway toward the West Shore Parkway. After crossing the parkway the trail follows along the concrete sidewalk past the gas station and along Amy Road. There is a pedestrian crosswalk to transit across Amy Road to reach Amy Pond Park. Henson Trail continues onto Lakehurst Park. After strolling along the gravel pathway through Lakehurst Park the trail ends at Lakehurst Drive. Both Lakehurst Green Space and Willway Elementary School Green Space are across the road. This is a pleasant urban walk in the Goldstream neighborhood although there are few trees except in the parkland areas.

Geographic location N48° 27’28” W123°32’47” along Lakehurst Drive

Henson Trail can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Turn left onto Mt Wells Road and take another left onto Lakehurst Drive. The trail is at the Lakehurst Park and Lakehurst Green Space. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Elegante Andre Green Space

Elegante Andre Green Space is in the Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The gravel walkway is about seventy-five meters long. It is bordered by the fences of the neighboring homes. Cressida Park, Gold Stream Provincial Park, Mt Wells Regional Park, Harlequin Park, Goldstream Meadows Park, Langford Lake Park and several green spaces are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’23” W123°33’19”

Elegante Andre Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Turn left onto Humpback Road and then right onto Cressida Crescent. Turn onto Andre Road and look for the green space between 2960 and 2956. Or continue along Cressida Crescent to reach Elegante Place and look for the green space between 2940 and 2941. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Cressida Park

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Cressida Park is in the Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. At nearly half a hectare, the park has small grass covered area that surrounds a concrete pathway around the playground equipment. The playground is set in a pea gravel base. A roundabout is found here and can be useful to teach children about G-forces. There are a couple of regular swings and a tire swing. The play set is a wooden series of boardwalks to a low platform. This park is shaded by big leaf maple trees to the south and the heritage Douglas fir trees to the east. The rows of Douglas fir trees, eighty six trees in total, were planted in during the late eighteen hundreds along what is now Humpback Road. Parallel rows of trees were planted to welcome patrons to the Goldstream Hotel, first built in eighteen eight six, which had a boardwalk that connected the hotel to the railway line. Cressida Park borders along the E&N Railway, which is proposed as a section of the Trans Canada Trail. Gold Stream Provincial Park, Harlequin Park, Mt Wells Regional Park, Harlequin Park, Goldstream Meadows Park, Langford Lake Park and several green spaces are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’19” W123°33’11”

Cressida Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Turn left onto Humpback Road and look for the park to the right at 2900 Humpback Road. Cressida Park can be reached from Cressida Crescent between 2919 and 2917. There is limited roadside parking both areas.

Humpback Road Park

Humpback Road Park

Humpback Road Park is in the Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. It parallels the roadway with the tall Douglas fir trees and include a couple of these trees that were planted in eighteen eighty-six. Mister Phair, proprietor of the Goldstream Hotel, created a welcoming route with eighty-six fir trees planted along the boardwalk that lead to the hotel and trails along Goldstream River. The hotel burnt down in nineteen twenty three and the current building, with Ma Miller’s Pub, lies across the street from the original structures. Many of the fir trees have been removed due to their height which makes them vulnerable during high winds. Humpback Road Park also has an arbutus tree and smaller shrubs. This park can be part of a walking route in the neighborhood which includes Sooke Lake Road Trail and Henson Trails. Gold Stream Provincial Park, Mt Wells Regional Park, Harlequin Park, Cressida Park, Goldstream Meadows Park, Langford Lake Park and several green spaces are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’26” W123°33’12”

Humpback Road Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Turn left onto Humpback Road and look for the park to the right near the junction with Cressida Crescent. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Harlequin Park

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Harlequin Park is a steep sloped nature park in the Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. Bordering along the E&N Railway line that extended from Victoria, B.C. to Nanaimo, B.C., this park also borders along Humpback Road and several private properties. While there are several ways to access the parkland, its steep slopes make it relatively difficult to enjoy a stroll through the Garry oak and big leaf maple forest. Cressida Park, Humpback Road Park, Sooke Lake Road Trail, Turner’s Bog Park, Gold Stream Provincial Park, Mt Wells Regional Park, Goldstream Meadows Park, Langford Lake Park and several green spaces are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’16” W123°33’9”

Harlequin Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Turn left onto Humpback Road and look for the park to the left just before crossing the railway track. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Vista Dawn Green Space

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Vista Dawn Green Space is the gated roadway that connects to a small paved and gravel path and is signed as Vista Dawn Place. The green space has several large patches of Himalayan blackberries and a couple of tall trees. The rough trail along the roadway connects to Amy Road, Amy Pond Park and Lakehurst Park. Lakehurst Green Space, Turner’s Bog Park, Willway Elementary School Green Space, Santana Green Spaces, Robalee Green Space, Harlequin Park and Cressida Park, Goldstream Provincial Park, Irwin Ponds Park and Mt Wells Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’30” W123°32’48”

Vista Dawn Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Once on Sooke Lake Road make a left turn onto Wells Drive then another left onto Lakehurst Drive. The green space is signed Vista Dawn Place that is hidden in the scotch broom shrubs. There is limited roadside parking this area.