Alton Lane Park

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A playground area with benches, picnic tables and viewpoints make Alton Lane Park a unique outdoor area in Langford, B.C. Located onto the top of a one hundred and fifty three meter high ridge, Alton Lane Park has swings with seat for toddlers, a small play house and rocking toys all set in a fine gravel base. Arbutus trees are plentiful on the rocky area that forms the park. A split cedar fence lines the perimeter of the park which is along the metamorphosed rocks. There are several places that provide views from this Bear Mountain Florence Lake neighborhood. Harrow Gate Park, Stone Gate Park, Setchfield Park, Arngask Park, Bishops Gate Park and Bear Mountain Parkway Green Space are nearby. There is a short gravel pathway from Alton Lane and a concrete footpath from Stone Gate that connect to the park.

Geographic location N48° 28’18” W123°30’45”

Alton Lane Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Stone Gate Road. Turn right onto Stone Gate Road and then take the first right to Harrow Gate Road. Take the first left onto Alton Lane and look for the trail that leads up the slope to the park. There is also a concrete sidewalk from along Stone Gate that leads into the park. There is parking along the road.

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Harrow Gate Park

The view from the ridge in Harrow Gate Park is worth the steep climb. Located in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C., Harrow Gate Park is partway up the mountain. It has a ridge at about one hundred and fifty meters from which there is good view of the communities to the east. Arbutus trees are abundant in the nature area of the park. Its lower section, along Harrow Gate, has landscaping with grass and trees. Douglas fir and cedar trees with small shrubs like Oregon grape, salal and ocean spray are seen along the slopes of the hill that makes up this park. Stone Gate Park is on the lower side of Harrow Gate. Alton Lane Park, Setchfield Park, Arngask Park, Bishops Gate Park and Bear Mountain Parkway Green Space are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’12” W123°30’42”

Harrow Gate Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Stone Gate Road. Turn right onto Stone Gate Road and then take the first right to Harrow Gate Road. The park is at the end of Harrow Gate on the upslope side. There is parking along the road.

Stone Gate Park

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The drive up to the Bear Mountain Resort is lined with several nature parks. This area of Langford, BC, is on the eastern slope of the Mount Finlayson in Langford, B.C. Stone Gate Park is between the one kilometer and one and half markers seen on the sidewalk beside the BM Parkway. This park is a long linear park bordered by the sidewalk from Stone Gate Road to the pedestrian walkway across to the sidewalk along Echo Valley Drive. The steep terrain is composed of Wark gneiss and sandstone. The second growth forest with cedar, Douglas fir and alder is access from a concrete walkway from BMP to the end of Harrow Gate. The pathway is fairly steep and does not have any stairs. It is a great way to see a small section of Gardner Creek. This creek is a tributary of Mill Stream. The park can be access from beside the postal boxes along Harrow Gate. Harrow Gate Park, Alton Lane Park, Setchfield Park, Arngask Park, Bishops Gate Park, Skyline Park and Bear Mountain Parkway Green Space are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’11” W123°30’43” from the end of Harrow Gate

Stone Gate Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Stone Gate. Turn right onto Stone Gate and then take the first right to Harrow Gate Road. The pathway though a section of park is on the right from the end of Harrow Gate. There is parking along this road.