A sixty meter long boardwalk is the focal point for Florence Lake Park North. This park is found in the Florence Lake neighborhood of Langford, B.C. 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. This park is marks the north eastern end of the walk along the shore of Florence Lake. Strachan Trail, along Florence Lake, is about a three kilometer return stroll over flat terrain. This is good place to enjoy the views the water fowl and flora on Southern Vancouver Island, B.C.
Geographic location N48° 27’41” W123°30’45”
Florence Lake Park North 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 are three parking sites at this park. City buses travel along Setchfield Avenue.
Bellamy Park TCH is near the Trans Canada Highway at the south end of Bellamy Road. This nature area is along steep slopes of the ravine for Mill Stream. 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 are about five kilometers of Mill Stream within the Langford City boundary most of which has a riparian buffer to protect the water quality of the stream. Mill Stream flows in to Esquimalt Harbour near Price Bay. As a second growth forest area there are Douglas fir, big leaf maple and cedar trees in the park. Tacon, Sunkist, Hansen, Gourman Parks are nearby. Avery Place Trail and Nicki Place Trail to Thetis Lake Park are also nearby. Selwyn Trail lies on the opposite bank of Mill Stream.
Geographic location N48° 27’39” W123°29’27”
Bellamy Park TCH can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and continue to the log house pub and turn right onto Treanor Avenue and turn left on to Bellamy Road. Continue to the end of the road. There is limited parking near the park. City buses travel along Bellamy Road and Treanor Road.