Mount Ash Park is in the District of Metchosin, a coastal community in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This small park provides a wonderful view over the western region of Metchosin from an elevation of two hundred and twenty meters. Nestled along the rocky slopes of Mount Ash, the trail is a steep climb on the granite gneiss bedrock. The narrow park is surrounded by homes and owners who value their privacy. Matheson Lake Regional Park, the Galloping Goose Trail – Metchosin, East Sooke Regional Park, Matheson Lake Trail and the Liberty-LeBonne trail are nearby.
Geographical location N48º 22’ 24” W123º 35’ 50”
Mount Ash Park can be reached from Highway 1 when you exit at the Millstream /Veteran Memorial Parkway exit. Head south along the Veteran Memorial Parkway to reach Latoria Road. Turn right onto Latoria Road and continue along to reach Happy Valley Road. Turn left onto Happy Valley Road and then right onto Rocky Point Road. Continue along Rocky Point Road to reach Liberty Drive. Turn right onto Liberty Drive and continue to Le Bonne Road. Look for the access to Mount Ash Park near home number 5245. Walk along the driveway of this home to reach the trail marker for the steep ascent to the summit. There is limited parking along the roadside.
The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique hilltop areas with views of Fisgard Lighthouse, forest areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places. Jalan Park is landscaped neighborhood park in View Royal, B.C. Located near the thirty two meter high summit of a granite outcrop, Jalan Park has a view to the south toward Price Bay, Cole Island and Esquimalt Harbour as well as views to the east toward Mt Douglas and Mt Tolmie in Saanich. At nearly one tenth of a hectare this small oasis has a fruit tree, several shrubs and a rocky terraced lawn area. It is good place to enjoy a refreshing view. The park is bordered by family homes and a residential complex each with their own distinct fence. Parson’s Bridge Park, Burchill Park, Mellor Park, Nursery Hill Park, Garry Oak Meadow Park, Atkin Road Green Space, the Galloping Goose Trail and Trans Canada Trail as well as Thetis Lake Park are nearby.
Geographical location N48° 27’ 29” W123° 27’ 36”
Jalan Park can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto the Island Highway and stay to the left to merge with traffic going under the freeway and railway overpasses. Turn right onto Six Mile Road and look for the Damon Drive to the right. Turn up the hill onto Damon Drive then turn right onto Jalan Place. The park is on the left side of Jalan Place. There is limited parking in this hilltop neighborhood. City buses travel along the Six Mile Road and Island Highway.