Yarrow Park is in the seaside community of Esquimalt, one of thirteen communities in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Located on Yarrow Place, the park is named for the Yarrow Shipyards that operated the dry-dock from the shores of Esquimalt Harbor between approximately nineteen sixteen to nineteen forty-eight. The company, owned by the Scotsman Alfred Yarrow, purchased the business from BC Marine Railway Company and continued to repair, build and engineer ships. This parkland has a wide curved pathway lined by concrete and covered with fine gravel. The one hundred meter pathway leads to the muddy shores of the Gorge Waterway. This is good place to launch a personal water craft such as a paddle board, kayak or canoe. The Craigflower Bridge and the waters of the Gorge provide a lovely vista. There are benches at this park.
Geographical Location 48º 27’ 2” 123º 25’ 19”
Yarrow Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy1) Exit onto Admirals Road to head south. At the junction with Craigflower Road turn right. Take the next right onto Yarrow Place and look for the park on the left between houses 906 and 910. There is limited street parking. Buses travel along Craigflower Road.
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hello, thanks for this page (https://walksinyourbackyard.com/2018/06/21/yarrow-park/) … I’d be interested to know how you found out that the park is named after the shipyard, as it is quite far away. Do you know who chose the name and when the park was created and named. Lovely site, thanks!
Hi S Clark, Thanks for reading my blog! There are several limited edition and restricted access public library books on this area. Try the Central Branch of the public library. About who choose the name and when it was created is likely available in the archives and maps found through out the District most of which are not online either. Enjoy walks in your back yard!