Savory Park

Florence Lake Stachen Trail 7

Savory Park is a nature park in the Florence Lake neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The half hectare parkland borders along the Springboard section of the Florence Lake Strachan Trail, a one and half kilometer long boardwalk and gravel footpath along the south and eastern shore. Savory Park slopes down to the lake from Savory Road and is covered with dense thickets of shoreline vegetation including cattails, alder, willows and ocean spray. Wetlands of Florence Lake form much of the nature area of the park. This park is close to the Trans Canada Highway Pedestrian pathway, a concrete pathway along the roadway that leads southward over the TCH toward Langford Lake.

Geographic location N48° 28’5” W123°30’41”

Savory 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 westward onto McCallum Road. Turn right onto Savory Road and look for the trail marker for the Florence Lake Strachan Trail. This park is to the left of the trail. There is limited roadside parking this area.

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Florence Lake Pier

The pier and viewing dock at Florence Lake is a great place to explore nature and the outdoors. This park is found in the Florence Lake neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The pier and view dock are used by fishers and swimmers who enjoy the warm waters of this shallow lake. A small boat launch area is found beside the dock that is used by kayakers, paddle boarders and canoeists. Florence Lake is a shallow glacial kettle lake with a surface area of about eight hectares and average depth about two meters. There is one seasonal tributary, Florence Lake Creek North, providing water flow into the lake from the slopes of Skirt Mountain which lies to the northwest. Florence Lake Creek South drains from the south end of the lake and flows through a series of culverts, mostly under the Trans Canada Highway, until it reaches Mill Stream. The lake had been stocked with rainbow trout for several decades until the water quality was determined to limit fish survival. Florence Lake Park North is a couple of hundred meters north while Strachan Trail is the pathway along the shore. Strachan Trail lies along the eastern shore of Florence Lake and is about a three kilometer return stroll over flat terrain.

Geographic location N48° 27’30” W123°30’39”

Florence Lake Pier and Viewing Dock 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 Florence Lake Road. Stay on Florence Lake Road and look for a small parking area just past the junction with Shaw Avenue. There is three parking sites at this park and limited roadside parking and it is short stroll to the viewing dock and pier.