Humber Green Space

Humber Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of the thirteen regions in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This small green space has a concrete staircase that leads to a very small sandy area. At high tides the staircase is often awash with the waves from Salish Sea. The green space is surrounded by private homes in this Uplands neighborhood. Loon Park and several small green spaces are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 56”  W123º 17’ 33”

Humber Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue to the end of Lansdowne and turn left onto Beach Drive. Follow Beach Drive to reach Humber Road which will be on the right. Turn onto Humber Road and continue to the turn-a-bout at the end. The pathway is just past the utility structures. There is limited street parking. City buses travel along Beach Drive periodically.

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Loon Bay Park

Loon Bay Park is located in the seaside community of Oak Bay, part of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This small roadside park is located off Beach Drive and overlooks the marina of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.  The park has a couple of park benches and beach access points.  A short concrete pathway with a couple of sets of stairs leads to the sand and mud beach. The lawn is adorned with a outdoor piano as well as a small monument.  There are Garry oak and Douglas fir trees that provide shade over the beach and the undergrowth of ocean spray, blackberry and snowberry bushes.  The splendid residential area around the park can easily be included as part of your walk.

Geographical Location W48° 27′ W123° 17′ 44″

You can get to Loon Bay Park from Lansdowne Avenue or Cadboro Bay Road.  Turn onto Beach Avenue and look for the park near the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. There is limited street parking available. A city bus travels past this park  along Beach Drive.