Madrona Drive Green

The junction of Madrona Drive and Wain Road with Coal Point Lane is a grassy glade with a three tall fir trees that provide shade from wind, rain or sunshine. The double set of postal boxes are on the southern side of this small green space. In this quiet Deep Cove neighborhood, this green junction point is good starting point for walking in your backyard.

Geographic coordinates  N48° 40′ 37″ W123° 28′ 8″

You can get to Madrona Drive Green Space from Pat Bay Highway.  Before you reach ferry terminal follow the signs that lead to McDonald Park – Wain Road.  Stay to the right as you exit the highway and curve up to cross over the overpass. At the intersection turn left onto Wain Road.  Continue on Wain Road past West Saanich Road until you reach Madrona Drive. The green space at this junction. There is roadside parking.

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Madrona Drive Green Space

A relatively discrete  meandering trail leads from Madrona Drive through a forested green space to the shoreline of Saanich Inlet. Although the pathway is also enclosed by fences, this hundred meter long green space does have a the usual salal and ferns in a few places. The hundred meter pathway is shaded by arbutus and Douglas-fir trees. The shoreline is a rock outcrop which is enclosed by private properties on either side.  The excellent views across Saanich Inlet are Cherry Point on Vancouver Island. This green space is a good spot along the Salish Sea to include in a walk around the neighborhood of Deep Cove in North Saanich.

Geographic coordinates  N48° 40′ 44″ W123° 28′ 58″

You can get to Madrona Drive Green Space from Pat Bay Highway.  Before you reach ferry terminal follow the signs that lead to McDonald Park – Wain Road.  Stay to the right as you exit the highway and curve up to cross over the overpass. At the intersection turn left onto Wain Road.  Continue on Wain Road past West Saanich Road until you reach Madrona Drive. Turn right and look for the hiking trail marker to the left before the road starts to curve past Setchell Road. The hiking marker is between 10926 and 10932 Madrona Drive. There is limited roadside parking.