Millstream Creek Trail

Mill Stream boardwalk Mill Stream forest

There are three sections to the Millstream Creek Trail in Langford, B.C. Goldie Trail forms the first section that is starts north of Goldie Park. The second section lies just south of this park. This section of trail is about five hundred and forty meters along the flowing waters of Mill Stream. The third section starts at Treanor Avenue and heads downstream another four hundred meters to reach Selwyn Road. Mill Stream, or Millstream Creek as it is often called, is the main waterway in a watershed that starts in the Gowlland Tod range of the Highlands and includes seven lakes and numerous ponds. There is about five kilometers of Mill Stream that lie within the City of Langford. Millstream Creek Trail is a compact gravel trail can be accessed at the bridge over the creek along Treanor Avenue in Langford, B.C. The trail is along the back of the Ecole Millstream Elementary School, on Hoy Lake Road, in the Thetis Heights neighborhood. The route is along a ridge line above the creek bed. A chain link fencing and steel barriers limit access to the water along most of the pathway. Tall cedar and Douglas-fir trees provide ample shade to the trail and forest floor. Ferns, salal, snowberry and ocean-spray plants are seen. Song birds and the occasionally migratory waterfowl can be seen. In the floodplain of the creek, lantern plants thrive. The trail leads to the playground at Goldie Park and passes by Millstream Park. Goldie Trail starts at the end of Goldie Road. Geographic location N48° 27’53” W123°29’44” Millstream Creek Trail can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn right onto Treanor Avenue just before the log house pub. Make a left turn on to Hoy Lake Road. There is parking near the school grounds. The Trail starts near the bridge along Treanor Avenue. City buses travel along Treanor Avenue.

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Millstream Creek Park

Mill Stream Park 2

Millstream Creek Park is along the west bank of Mill Stream in the Thetis Heights neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The park hosts several tall cedar trees that border a gravel pathway. Sword ferns, snowberries, Oregon grape and other small shrubs thrive in the shady soils underneath the forest. The pathway connects Hoy Lake Avenue with Millstream Creek Trail. This trail branches north toward the wooden bridge and Goldie Park and south to the bridge over Treanor Avenue. The park is bordered by the wooden fences of the neighboring homes. Mill Stream, or Millstream Creek as it is often called, is the main waterway in a watershed that starts in the Gowlland Tod range of the Highlands and includes seven lakes and numerous ponds. The stream flows into the waters of Price Bay in Esquimalt Harbour which is part of the Salish Sea. The park is also near Ecole Millstream Elementary School Green Space, Thetis Lake Park, Peacock Place Green Space, Bellamy Park, Gourman Park and Goldie Park and Trail.

Geographic location N48° 28’ W123°29’49”

Millstream Creek Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn right onto Treanor Avenue before the log house pub. Make a left turn on to Hoy Lake Avenue. The park is on the right after passing by the Ecole Millstream Elementary School. There is limited roadside parking along Hoy Lake Avenue. City buses travel along Treanor Avenue.

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