Resthaven Linear Park

 

Resthaven Linear Park is in Sidney, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Located on tiny Resthaven Island in Tseham Harbour, Resthaven Linear Park has an asphalt walkway that provides wonderful views of the local marinas and boats at anchor along its length. A vehicle and pedestrian bridge connects to Resthaven Island and the pathway leads around the entire island, about 500 meters. Resthaven Island is located in Tseham Harbour part of Haro Strait and the Salish Sea. Stroll along the pathway under the shade of tall weeping willows, Douglas fir and grand fir trees. You’ll find a wooden gazebo shelter near the midpoint and benches along the way. Several arbutus trees are seen in this area as well as shrubs like oceanspray, snowberry and hardhack. Enjoy the rocky and cobble beaches and watch the great blue herons, cormorants and other birds that frequent the protected waters of Tseham Harbour and the Shoal Harbour Bird Sanctuary. This property once housed the Resthaven Hospital was replaced in the 1970s by the townhouse complex which is private owned; please respect the private homes and property. This park connects with pathways of both Resthaven Park and White Birch Green Space. The Lochside Trail – Sidney passes nearby. 

Geographical Position N48º 39″ 59″  W123º 24′ 45″

You can get to Resthaven Linear Park from Pat Bay Highway.  You turn at the MacDonald Park Road exit and follow the road to the four way stop. Turn right onto Resthaven Drive. Resthaven Park is on the left as the drive curves. Park your car in the public parking off Resthaven Drive, near the tennis courts, and walk around the condominium toward the Resthaven Park playground. The pathway follows along from Resthaven Park to the bridge that connects to the island.

 

Further Information:

Secret Beaches of Greater Victoria

http://www.janejacobswalk.org/2018-walks/?tag=The+Intriguing+Evolution+of+Resthaven

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