Selkirk Gorge Park


Selkirk Gorge Park (Arm Street Promenade) is in the seaside community of Esquimalt, one of thirteen communities in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Located on Arm Place, the park is named for the street and overlooks the Gorge Waterway. The park is connected to Arm Street Park in Victoria, British Columbia. There is a concrete staircase that leads down to a concrete platform with access to the water. This is good place to launch a personal water craft such as a paddle board, kayak or canoe. The waters of the Gorge provide a lovely vista. There are benches at this park. This section of the Gorge Waterway is called the Victoria Arm and directly across the channel is the Harriet Green Space. Curtis Point is slightly west of Harriet Green Space. Fleming Green Space is nearby.

Geographical Location W48º 26’ 31” N123º 23’ 33”

Selkirk Gorge Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy1). Exit onto Tillicum Road to head south. At the junction with Craigflower Road turn right. Continue along Craigflower to reach Arm Street. Take the right onto Arm Street. Continue to the end of the road to find the walkway. There is street parking. Buses travel along Craigflower Road.

Additional reading in the book

Paddling Through History: Kayaking in Vancouver and Victoria


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