Nelson Park is in the seaside community of Esquimalt, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Pause at Nelson Park to take in the views of the Olympic Mountains, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Saxe Point Park. There are benches along the wood staircase that leads down to at terraced platform. This is restful place in a quiet neighborhood. The street and park were named to commemorate Viscount Horatio Nelson. Viscount Nelson was the Captain of the H.M.S. Victory and Vice-Admiral of the White whom defeated the French in the Battle of Trafalgar in eighteen o five. Perhaps though, the street and park were named for Hugh Nelson, the eighteen eighty seven Lieutenant Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
Geographical Location N48º 25’ 35” W123º 25’ 9”
Nelson 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 Nelson Street. Turn left onto Nelson Street and continue to the end of road. There is limited street parking. Buses travel along Esquimalt Street.