At the junction of Millstream Road and Bear Mountain Parkway is a small green space. The area has a brick circle and a couple benches with a perimeter of small shrubs and grasses. This green space marks the start of the Bear Mountain area and is a good spot to start a stroll up Skirt and Bear Mountains. The sidewalk parallels the parkway to the Bear Mountain Resort which is about three kilometers up the mountain side. The walkway has distance markers every five hundred meters. Bear Mountain is about three hundred meters high which makes this a steep walk. This is good place to start a hike up the mountain and to explore your backyard. Sparrow Court Green Space, Goldie Trail, Goldie Park, All Fun Recreation Green Space, Setchfield Park, Gannet Court Green Space, Harrow Gate Park, Bishop Gate Park and Alton Park are nearby.
Geographic location N48° 28’16” W123°30’19”
Millstream Bear Mountain Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. The green space is beside the intersection of these two roads. There is limited parking along either roadway although parking might be found off several of the side streets. City buses travel along Millstream Road to the All Fun Recreation Park and Westshore Speedway parking lot.
The forty meter long concrete pathway leads into Setchfield Park, a large nature park in Langford, B.C. Located in the Bear Mountain and Florence Lake neighborhood, Gannet Court Green Space is bordered by the wooden fences of private homes. At the end of the concrete, the gravel pathway curves under a tall Douglas fir to connect with the gravel trail that loops through Setchfield Park. This pathway is frequented by runners, hikers and dog walkers. This is good place to explore the outdoors from your backyard. Harrow Gate Park, Bishop Gate Park, Lakewood Elementary School Green Space, Ida Ann Lake Park and Sparrow Court Green Space are nearby.
Geographic location N48° 28’10” W123°30’29”
Gannet Court Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Take the first left onto Goldeneye Way, which is in a curve of the parkway. The first right turn will be on to Gannet Court. Look for the trail access between homes 853 and 852. There is parking along the roadway. City buses travel along Treanor and Setchfield avenues.