Garthland Green Space


Garthland Green Space is in the seaside community of Esquimalt, one of thirteen communities in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. A rough wood-chip and gravel pathway leads down to the shoreline of the Gorge Waterway. This area is rather muddy and limited access to the tidal water of Gorge Waterway. It could be a good spot for swimming or to launch a personal water craft yet prepare to get muddy. This could also be a good spot for bird watching as the shoreline is part of the Victoria Harbor Migratory Bird Sanctuary, established in nineteen twenty three. The shore line is shaded by several tall trees and protected by shrubs. Glenvale Park, Kinsmen Gorge Park and Forshaw Green Space are nearby.

Geographical Location 48º 26’ 55” 123º 24’ 38”

Garthland 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 Garthland Road. Turn right onto Garthland Road and continue to the end. There is a large concrete barrier at the bottom of hill. The path is beside the barrier. There is very limited street parking. Buses travel along Craigflower Road.


Interesting additional reading is found in The Gorge of Summers Gone



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