Chan Streamside Park

Chan Streamside Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This nature park borders along Mill Stream, or Millstream Creek, near Mill Hill Regional Park. There is access from along Atkins Road near the Selica Road junction. As a nature park, there are no formal trails yet the area has several deer trails though the second growth forest of western red cedar, big leaf maple and Douglas fir. Indian plum, pacific ninebark, oregon beaked moss, St John’s wort and the tricolor turkey tail mushrooms grow on the slopes of the ravine that forms this parkland. The Galloping Goose Trail, Trans Canada Trail, Westwind Park, Millstream South Park, Atkins Park, Millstream Creek Park One, Mill Hill Regional Park, Selica Park and Tanzanite Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 26’ 59” W123° 28’ 42”

Chan Streamside Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn south onto Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn left onto Hoffman Avenue then right onto Winster Road and left onto Atkins Road. The park is on the left side of Atkins Road between homes 417 and 409. There is limited roadside parking along Atkins Road. City buses travel along the road.

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Mill Stream South Park

Mill Stream South Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. Douglas fir trees, western red cedar, sword ferns, deer ferns, mosses and lichens form the second growth forest found in this nature park. The park is part of the riparian area of Mill Stream in Langford, B.C. Mill Stream, or Millstream Creek as it is often called, is the main waterway in a watershed that starts in the Gowlland Tod range of the Highlands and includes seven lakes and numerous ponds. There is about five kilometers of Mill Stream that lie within the City of Langford. Mill Hill Regional Park and Leggett Park are across Atkins Road. Savory Elementary School Green Space, Crystalview Park, Mill Pond Park and Crystalview Elementary School Green Space are near by

Geographic location N48° 27’2” W123° 28’ 54”

Leggett Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Veteran Memorial Parkway/Millstream Road and turn south. Continue along the parkway to turn left onto Hoffman Avenue. Follow Hoffman Avenue to Winster Road and onto Atkin Road. The park is on the right near the driveway into Mill Hill Regional Park. This is limited parking on Atkin Road and limited access to this parkland.

Jeanine Place Green Space

Jeanine Place Green Space is a nature area in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This green space is a linear half an hectare area that protects the riparian zone of Mill Stream. There is limited access along its steep forested slopes. Cedarvale Park is immediately upstream and has several picnic tables along the footpath through it. Jeanine Park and Selwyn Cedarvale Green Space are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’26” W123° 29’ 12”

Jeanine Place Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Veteran Memorial Parkway/Millstream Road and turn south. Take the first left onto Strandlund Avenue and continue to the left to stay on Strandlund Avenue. Follow the roadway then turn right onto Selwyn Road. Take the first left onto Mill Hill Road and then another left after crossing over the small bridge over Mill Stream. The green space extends along the right side of Jeanine Place where there is roadside parking.

Cedarvale Park

Cedarvale Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. A section of Mill Stream lies within this parkland which also borders on the Hwy1 and the Selwyn Cedarvale Green Space. Mill Stream, or Millstream Creek as it is often called, is the main waterway in a watershed that starts in the Gowlland Tod Range of the Highlands and includes seven lakes and numerous ponds. There is about five kilometers of Mill Stream that lie within the City of Langford. A large sign for Cedarvale Park lies near the eastern junction of Jeanie Place and Mill Hill Road and is bordered by cedar hedge trees. The gravel trail for the park is on the other side of the hedge. Along the trail there are several large western red cedar trees and a large big leaf maple tree. The footpath is frequented by walkers, hikers and dog walkers who enjoy walking along bank of Mill Stream. A trail meanders along the creek with several picnic tables with views of the waterway. The trail connects to the trail that leads toward Jeanie Park along the Selwyn Cedarvale Green Space.

Geographic location N48° 27’26” W123° 29’ 12”

Cedarvale Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Veteran Memorial Parkway/Millstream Road and turn south. Take the first left onto Strandlund Avenue and continue to the left to stay on Strandlund Avenue. Follow the roadway then turn right onto Selwyn Road. Take the first left onto Mill Hill Road and then another left after crossing over the small Mill Stream bridge. The sign for the park is on the left which is also where roadside parking, along Jeannie Drive, can be found.

Selwyn Cedarvale Green Space

Selwyn Cedarvale Green Space is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This rough seventy meter long footpath from Selwyn Road connects to the trails in Cedar Vale Park. The gravel pathway is border by patches of Himalayan blackberries that grow beside the fences. The trail crosses over the tunnel that protects Mill Stream as it passes under the Trans Canada Highway. Eventually the pathway branches as it reaches Cedarvale Park. There are some tall western red cedar trees that grow along the banks of Mill Stream in Cedarvale Park. The route that continues along toward Jeannie Park is shaded by deciduous trees like cottonwood and big leaf maples as well as a few Garry oak trees. Cedarvale Park, Jeannie Park, Mill Park, Olympia Glacier Green Space and Welwyin Fall Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’26” W123° 29’ 12”

Selwyn Cedarvale Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Veteran Memorial Parkway/Millstream Road and turn south to head toward downtown Langford. Take the first left onto Strandlund Avenue and continue to the left to stay on Strandlund Avenue. At the junction with Selwyn Road turn left. Look for the footpath next to the concrete wood-like and chain link fences that lies near the Trans Canada Highway. There is limited roadside parking this area which is beside the Kingdom Hall.

Citation Green Space

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Citation Green Space is along the gated paved section of Citation Road in Langford, B.C. The seventy meter long pathway is frequented by dog walking, hikers and walkers as it connects with McCallum Road. Blackberries are found along the border of this green space which also has a small Douglas fir tree forest to the south. There are arbutus trees, ocean spray and snow berry shrubs found near this green space. Cavalcade Green Space, Cavalcade Park and Florence Lake – Strachan Trail are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’23” W123°30’23”

Citation Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Savory Road/Brock Road Exit and follow the road to curve eastward around Florence lake. Turn right onto Citation Road and look for the fire road at the junction with Secretariat Way. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Bishops Gate Park

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Bishops Gate Park is a second growth forested area in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. Its two hectares form a nature area with steep slopes on the eastern shoulder of Mt Finlayson. The rise from Millstream Road to Bear Mountain Parkway is fifty-six meters over a distance of two hundred and thirty meters. The park can be reach from a gravel trail with a staircase that parallels Longspur Drive. This pathway is well traveled to the twenty-five wooden and gravel stairs. The stairs have a wooden handrail on the right side. The stairs lead to a moss and grass meadow that has a lovely display of springtime woodland flowers. It is at this point that this trail becomes indistinct as it heads uphill to eventual reach Bear Mountain Parkway near Stone Gate. There is also service access road along an upper ridge that connects Bishops Gate to Greenhill Rise, with the rows of town houses. This route is a well trodden path for people who walk their dogs between the two streets. This area of the park is terraced up from Longspur Drive and fenced with a chain-link fence. The view is to the east with the forests in Thetis Lake Park in the foreground and the coastal mountains on the mainland in the distance. This is a great place to explore in your backyard. This nature parkland is to the left past the service area. Douglas fir, cedar and arbutus trees shade the small shrubs found in the park. Bishops Gate Park borders along Chow Nicoll Park in the Highlands District as well as the boundary between the two districts. Mill Stream is seen within Chow Nicoll Park and in the lower area of Bishops Gate Park. Mill Stream, or Millstream Creek as it is often called, is the main waterway in a watershed that starts in the Gowlland Tod range of the Highlands and includes seven lakes and numerous ponds. There is about five kilometers of Mill Stream that lie within the City of Langford. Alton Lane Park, Stone Gate Green Space, Harrow Gate Park, Stone Gate Park, Skyline Park and Bear Mountain Parkway Green Space are nearby. Geographic location N48° 28’27” W123°30’40” Bishops 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 Bishop Gate. Turn right onto Bishops Gate and look for the service road access between homes 2094 and 2101. The park can also be access from along Bear Mountain Parkway, Millstream Road and Greenhill Rise which is accessible from Millstream Road via Longspur Drive. There is limited parking along Bishops Gate and no parking along Bear Mountain Parkway or Millstream Road.