Oak Bay Municipal Green Space

Oak Bay Municipal Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Large Garry oak trees shade this street side green space. A unique outdoor art sculpture of two large acorns adorned is green space. Named sleeping giants the pair of acorns are cast in bronze by artists F. Dodds and N. Scott. The grass covered areas are bordered by landscaped floral areas with rhododendron and small shrubs. Cochrane’s Common Green Space is nearby as its Entrance Corner. Washrooms are found in the Municipal building’s lower level.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 34”  W123º 19’ 1”

Oak Bay Municipal Green Space can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue along Lansdowne Road to reach Foul Bay Road. Continue along Foul Bay Road to reach Oak Bay Avenue. Turn left onto Oak Bay Avenue and look for the large outdoor art acorns on the right.  There is street parking along Oak Bay Avenue. City buses travel along the roadway.

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Lokier Gardens

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Formed by two lots on the corner of a five-corner junction, Lokier Gardens was named after the Oak Bay’s citizen Mr. Thomas I. Lokier whom donated his time and energy to enhance the original park. The park was rededicated in nineteen sixty three, twelve years earlier Mr. Lokier designed the gate to the garden.  The Lokier Gardens contains rose beds surrounded by cedars, blue spruce, daisies, lilies and green meadows.  The garden benches provide a sheltered respite in the dynamic and busy corner market area. It is a wonderful place to visit in every season. An unusual outdoor sculpture featuring optical frames and a large nose provide a unique view of the park. Created by the artist Ronald Simmer and titled “What the Nose Knows” this outdoor art is part an outdoor art exhibit in Oak Bay. Camas Trail Green Space, Willows Beach Park, Uplands Park, Carnarvon Park and Willows Elementary School Green Space are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 16”  W123º 18’ 30”

Lokier Garden is located on the corners of Thompson and Estevan avenues, Musgrave, and Hamiota streets.  From the TransCanda Hwy turn east onto Hillside Avenue and continue as it become Lansdowne Road. Turn right onto reach Cadboro Bay Road. Turn left onto either Estevan or Thompson avenues.  Some street parking is available is available along the parkland. City buses travel past this park along Cadboro Bay Road.

Lansdowne Green Space

Lansdowne Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of the thirteen regions in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. A unique outdoor art sculpture is featured in the waterfront green space. Created by Illarion Gallant the large artistically contradictory ‘Dream Window’ outdoor art projects into the air. There is a drinking fountain along the sidewalk that borders this green space. A pedestrian footpath leads through a thicket of blackberry and snowberry bushes to the rocky foreshore bordering on the Salish Sea. Overlooking Discovery and Chatham islands, a seven step concrete staircase leads to the large rocks that form the beach at Lansdowne Green Space. Uplands Park and Loon Bay Park are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 46”  W123º 17’ 38”

Lansdowne Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue to the end of Lansdowne and look for parking before reaching Beach Drive. The pathway is at the junction with Beach Drive. There is limited street parking on both Beach Drive and Lansdowne Road.

Peatt Fire Hall Green Space

Peatt Rd Fire HallThe Peatt Fire Hall Green Space is in the downtown area of Langford, B.C. This green space hosts the large welcome sign to greet travelers arriving into Langford using Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. There is a small cascading waterfall and pond behind the sign. Located next to Fire Station One there is a life size statue of fireman raising a flag. The flag poles are near of the entrance to the fire hall. Commissioned in 2003 to Derek Rowe, the statue is one of six outdoor art works found in the downtown area of Langford. Sunderland Peatt Green Space, Arnote Park, Sunderland Deville Green Space, Porcher Park and Peatt Green Space are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 26’59” W123° 29’ 52”

 

Peatt Fire Hall Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road/Veterans Memorial Parkway and head south toward Goldstream Avenue. Turn left onto Peatt Road then right onto Dinan Place where there is a small a parking area. City buses travel along Veteran’s Memorial Parkway.

Crossroad Park

Crossroad Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, British Columbia. This landscape park has an outdoor art sculpture and flag poles along the brick and concrete walkways. Both the Trans Canada Trail and E&N Railway track pass along the south side of park. Crossroad Park is in front of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Station located at the end of Atkins Road. The sign “Welcome to Downtown Langford” is seen in this park. Windman Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Mill Hill Regional Park, Wagar Green Space and Savory Elementary School Green Space are near by.

Geographic location N48° 26’51” W123° 29’42”

 

Crossroad Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road/Veterans Memorial Parkway and head south to reach Hoffman Avenue turn left onto Hoffman then right onto and then right onto Atkins Road. Continue to the end of the road to the turnabout. The park is located along the turnabout. There is street parking in the area. City buses travel along Atkins Road, Goldstream Avenue and VMP.

Goldstream Green Space

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The Goldstream Green Space has a wonderful sculpture of a fireman, dog and child. It is in front of the volunteer fire hall along Sooke Lake Road in the Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This green space has a lush grassy area that surrounds the sculpture and sign. This green space borders along Goldstream Provincial Park.

Geographic location N48° 27’35” W123°33’5”

Goldstream Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the Westshore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Look for the fire station at 2872. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Atkins Chilco Pathway

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The Atkins Chilco Pathway is a pedestrian walkway under the Via Rail track in View Royal, B.C. Decorated with eleaborate images, the the nineteen-sixteen tunnel connects Atkins Road with Chilco Road near Thetis Vale Green Space. Chilco Park, Duffus Trail Park, Edwards Park, Robin Hill Park, Thetis Lake Regional Park, Atkins Road Green Space, the Galloping Goose Trail and Mill Hill Regional Park are nearby.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 31” W123° 28’

Atkins Chilco Pathway 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 then left onto Chilco Road. Look for the first pedestrian crossing on Chilco Road to find this outdoor art deco. City buses travel along Atkins Road.