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.

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Hansen Park

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Hansen Park is a small wetland area in the Thetis Heights neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The western side of the park has steep slopes while a small shallow aerated lake, Hansen Lake, takes up most of the area in the park. Most of the park is bordered by private homes. Tall western red cedar trees provide shade over the park. A gravel footpath circles the lake, two hundred and fifty meters around, and connects to Rockcliffe Place, about one hundred and thirty meters from Hansen Avenue. The pathway is frequented by dog walkers and pedestrians. At about half a hectare in size this park is a great place to explore in your backyard. There are several benches in the park. Waterfowl and other animals enjoy the natural areas of the park. Rose bushes, cedar trees, cedar hedges, big leaf maple, alder, oceanspray, salal and ferns cover much of the land areas while sedges, grasses, spirea, and willows are found along the shoreline of the lake. Carmanah Place Green Space, Sunkist Park, Thetis Lake Park, Gourman Park, Millstream Creek Trail, Bellamy Park TCH, Tacon Park and Selwyn Trail are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’49” W123°29’15”

Hansen Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and continue to the log house pub and turn right onto Treanor Avenue and turn right on to Bellamy Road. Then right again onto Hansen Avenue and look for the park on the left near home 482. There is parking near the lake. City buses travel along Treanor Avenue.