Sturdee Park

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Sturdee Park is in the seaside community of Esquimalt, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. With a view over Royal Roads Bay, this beach park is a pleasant place to pause and smell the wild roses the line the walkway. The multi- terraced concrete staircase has over forty steps that lead to a small cobble beach. The staircase has metal handrails on both sides that are painted green. It is possible to launch a personal watercraft at Sturdee Park. There are benches and logs to sit on while enjoying the view of the Olympic Mountains across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The street and park recognize Sir F.C.D. Strudee, the Rear-Admiral, Chief of Staff and known for his role in the nineteen fourteen Battle of the Falkland Islands. Frederick Charles Doveton Sturdee was also part of the Battle of Heligoland Bight. Sturdee Street was formally called Wellington Street. Saxe Point Park can be seen to the east. Foster Park, Nelson Park and St Paul and Peter Green Space are nearby.

Geographical Location N48º 25’ 35” W123º 25’ 13”

Sturdee Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy1). Exit onto Admirals Road to head south. At the junction with Craigflower Road continue along as the road curves to reach Esquimalt Road. Turn right onto Esquimalt Road and continue along to Sturdee Street. Turn left onto Sturdee Street and continue to the end of road. There is limited street parking. Buses travel along Esquimalt Street.

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