Forshaw Green Space

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Forshaw Green Space is in the seaside community of Esquimalt, one of thirteen communities in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space has a few trees and a concrete platform that provides a wonderful view point. Lounge on the bench, when its free, and gaze out onto the Gorge Waterway to watch Canadian geese, great blue herons and about one hundred and fifty other bird species. This waterway is part of the Victoria Harbor Migratory Nature Sanctuary established in nineteen twenty three.  A steep concrete ramp leads to the water. It is a good spot to launch a personal watercraft like a paddle board or kayak. Mr. Frank Forshaw was the developer and builder on this area in the nineteen fifties. Kinsmen Gorge Park is across the estuary of Gorge Creek to the east of the park.

Geographical Location 48º 26’ 51” 123º 24’ 29”

Forshaw Green Space can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy1) Exit onto Admirals Road to head south. At the junction with Craigflower Road turn right. Continue along Craigflower to reach Forshaw Road, turn right and continue to the end of Forshaw Road. The trail is at the end of road. There is limited street parking. Buses travel along Craigflower Road.

 

Further information: http://www.maureenduffus.com/history/gorge-park.php and in her books The Most Unusual Colony and Beyond the Blue Bridge.

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