Skyline Park

Skyline Park is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The park borders on Bear Mountain Parkway, the main road to the resort and golf course near the summit. This nature park is about one third of a hectare in size and is rectangle shape. The bluff in the park stands at one hundred and eighty seven meters high and has an amazing diversity of mosses and lichen. Douglas fir arbutus and cedar trees are scattered over the metamorphosed bedrock that make up this area along the slope of Mt Finlayson. This is a second growth forest nature park so trod with care. Alton Lane Park, Stone Gate Green Space, Harrow Gate Park, Stone Gate Park, Player’s Park, Quail Run Park, Spirit Ridge Park and Bear Mountain Parkway Green Space are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’29” W123°30’50”

Skyline 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 Skyline Park subdivision on the left. Turn onto the roadway which is called 945 Bear Mountain Parkway. The nature park can be accessed from near the postal boxes. There is limited parking along the roadways near this nature park.

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Stone Gate Park

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The drive up to the Bear Mountain Resort is lined with several nature parks. This area of Langford, BC, is on the eastern slope of the Mount Finlayson in Langford, B.C. Stone Gate Park is between the one kilometer and one and half markers seen on the sidewalk beside the BM Parkway. This park is a long linear park bordered by the sidewalk from Stone Gate Road to the pedestrian walkway across to the sidewalk along Echo Valley Drive. The steep terrain is composed of Wark gneiss and sandstone. The second growth forest with cedar, Douglas fir and alder is access from a concrete walkway from BMP to the end of Harrow Gate. The pathway is fairly steep and does not have any stairs. It is a great way to see a small section of Gardner Creek. This creek is a tributary of Mill Stream. The park can be access from beside the postal boxes along Harrow Gate. Harrow Gate Park, Alton Lane Park, Setchfield Park, Arngask Park, Bishops Gate Park, Skyline Park and Bear Mountain Parkway Green Space are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’11” W123°30’43” from the end of Harrow Gate

Stone 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 Stone Gate. Turn right onto Stone Gate and then take the first right to Harrow Gate Road. The pathway though a section of park is on the right from the end of Harrow Gate. There is parking along this road.