Suzanne Place Green Space

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The one hundred and forty meter long foot path connects the Island Highway to Suzanne Place. It zigzags along the fence lines of residential homes and townhouse complexes. There are a couple of tall Douglas fir trees along the pathway near Suzanne Place, a quiet street in View Royal, B.C. There are glimpses of Portage Inlet from along the roadway. View Royal Elementary School Green Space, Glenairlie Park and Portage Park area nearby.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 13” W123° 26’ 12”

Suzanne Place Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy 1). Turn south onto Admirals Road (McKenzie Avenue is north from this intersection). Stay on Admirals Road and cross over the Craigflower Bridge, at which point the road names changes to Craigflower Road. Turn right onto the Island Highway. Continue along the Island Highway to reach the shopping area near Stormont Road. The footpath is immediately east of the View Royal Grocery Store and is beside the driveway for private residential home. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

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Glenairlie Park, View Royal, B.C.

Glenairlie Park grass Glenaire Park sign

Glenairlie Park lies along a low ridge that overlooks the estuary of Craigflower Creek that is where it meets Portage Inlet in View Royal, B.C. The E&N Railway and Rail Trail lies between the park and the water. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, Glenairlie Park is a sloped twelve hundred square meters of grass. There is road access to the railway berm along the east side of the park although there is limited access to the water from this park. A well located bench provides a good vantage point to view the waterway. A few small trees complete this landscaped area. View Royal Elementary School Green Space is to the west, while Suzanne Place Green Space is to the south along Glenairlie Drive.

 

Geographical location N48° 27’ 18” W123° 25’ 54”

 

Glenairlie Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy 1) onto Helmcken Road and turn south. Continue past two traffic circles and turn left onto Rudyard Road beside View Royal Elementary School. Continue along Rudyard Road to reach Stormont Road. Turn left onto Stormont Road and continue as it merges with Glenairlie Drive. The park is on the left between homes numbered 305 and 277. There is limited road side parking along Glenairlie Drive. City buses travel along Helmcken Road and the Old Island Highway.

 

Note: The E&N Rail Trail may be accessible from this park once construction is completed.