Mellor Park

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Mellor Park is a long narrow water front park in View Royal, B.C. It borders on the south shore of Equimalt Harbour near the mud flats and estuary of Mill Stream. Douglas fir and cedar trees stand tall in the parkland. A crushed granite rock trail leads to the ridge overlooking the mudflats and water. The trail is used as a roadway by the proximal neighbors. The waterfront below the ridge is marshlands and is a difficult access along a decommissioned rock staircase. This one quarter of a hectare parkland is near Lime Kiln Park.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 16” W123° 27’ 31”

Mellor 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. Continue across Parson’s Bridge and take the next left onto Hart Road. The park is on the left. There is limited roadside parking along Hart Road. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

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Price Road Green Space

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The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique waterfront beach accesses with views of forested areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places although the view changes considerable depending on the tide. Price Bay is a shallow bay that forms a shallow estuary for Millstream Creek. The bay is part of Esquimalt Harbour. The pathway includes two sets of ten concrete staircases that lead from the roadside leads to the muddy beach. The route passes a pump station. It would be possible to launch a kayak, paddle board or personal water craft when the tide is high. A stroll along the beach about fifty meters to the left leads to Price Bay Park. Duckrill Road Green Space and Waters Edge Walkway are nearby.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 30” W123° 27’ 19”

Price Road Green Space 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 to the left onto Price Road, the very first left turn. If you miss that one take the next left onto Duckrill Road and double back. The green space is at the end of the road. There is limited roadside parking. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Norquay Road Green Space

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The Town of View Royal, BC, has some unique waterfront beach accesses with views of Cole Island, forested areas, watery reefs and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the distance. This is one of those amazing places. Norquay Road Green Space is along the waterfront of Price Bay in Esquimalt Harbour in View Royal, B.C. A large cedar trees lies near the end of Norquay Road and marks the access to the view of the water. There is a ten step stair case leads down to the pumping station equipment. The narrow green space is bordered by wood fences of the residential homes on both sides. The thirty three meter descent to a ridge provides a secure viewing area of seabirds enjoying the shallow estuary of Mill Stream.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 28” W123° 27’ 8”

Norquay Road Green Space can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto Helmcken Road and turn right onto the Island Highway. Turn left onto Knollwood Road and take the next left onto Gibraltar Bay Road. The park is surrounded by private property in this common subdivision. There is limited roadside parking along Gibraltar Bay Road. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

Stillwater Road Green Space

Stillwater Road Green Space

Stillwater Road Green Space is natural area with water access and a viewing point along the estuary of Hospital Creek. This green space is along the shore of Portage Inlet in a quiet residential area in View Royal, B.C. Himalayan blackberries, Garry oak trees and other shrubs and trees are found in this green space. Helmcken Park is nearby.

 

Geographical location N48° 27’ 48” W123° 25’ 43”

 

Stillwater Road Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway Hwy1. Exit off Hwy1 onto the Helmcken Road and turn south. At the traffic circle, exit east toward Helmcken Park onto St Giles Street South but continue staight onto Kingham Place. Stay on Kingham Place to reach Lowland Road. Turn left onto Lowland Road and continue to the end of the road to reach Stillwater Road. Turn right onto Stillwater Road and look for the rough trail into green space and St. Giles Park. There is limited roadside parking along Stillwater Road. It is a short walk along Lowland Road from the Helmcken Park parking lot. Alternatively stroll along Stillwater Road from the Helmcken Park and Ride parking lot, that is serviced by several city buses, to reach this green space.