Florence Lake Strachan Trail

Florence Lake Strachan Trail gravel Florence Lake Strachan Trail pier

Florence Lake Strachan Trail is an one and half kilometer trail that follows the eastern shore of Florence Lake in Langford, B.C. Florence Lake is a shallow glacial kettle lake that lies on the slopes of Skirt Mountain. There are several view points from along the boardwalk. This section is shades by some large western red cedar and Douglas fir trees. The board walk becomes to a gravel trail and there are a few places to access the water for swimming and wading. The boat launch, for small personal watercraft like kayaks, paddle boards and canoes, has a pier beside it. It is a short stroll from the main trail. There are several benches along the route for rest stops.The gravel pathway traverses through the wetlands on the southeastern end of the lake. Alder dominate the shrubs in this area. A board walk connects the gravel trail to Savory Road along the southwestern side of the lake. The trail parallels Florence Lake Road, Brock Avenue and Springboard Road. The north end of the trail is at (geographic location and the southern end of the trail is at Savory Park.

Geographic location for Florence Lake Park North N48° 27’41” W123°30’45”

Florence Lake Strachan Trail can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at McCallum Road/Spencer Road exit and continue along McCallum Road to reach Brock and Springboard roads. Follow the curve to the right to stay on McCallum Road and then take the curve to the left to turn onto Florence Lake Road. Stay on Florence Lake Road and look for a small parking area, on the left, past the junction with Setchfield Avenue. There is three parking sites at this park and limited roadside parking. City buses travel along Setchfield Avenue.

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Strachan Park

Strachan Park is a nature park in the Florence Lake neighborhood of Langford, B.C. At just over half a hectare, the steep terrain that surrounds the small wetland in this park has helped to maintain its natural integrity. Florence Lake Pier and Viewing Dock, Florence Lake Park North, Florence Lake Strachan Trail Shaw Green Space and Shaw Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’37” W123°30’36”

Strachan Park 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 Setchfield Avenue then right onto a roadway called Martin Ridge. The park is on the right. There is limited roadside parking this area.