Melville Park


Melville Park is in the seaside community of Sidney, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The park is lies behind the homes along Resthaven and Courser drives. The easement access and paved pedestrian access to the park is a long pathway between the fences of the neighboring homes. Along the pathway is a small rock bridge over the shallow gully of the seasonal creek. The large grassy field shaded by the tall Douglas and grand fir trees are a pleasant surprise an help to make this a peaceful place to enjoy. There is a chain link fenced that forms a baseball backstop, perhaps for a game of scrub, found on the west side of the park. This park is close to Resthaven Linear Park, Resthaven Park, North Saanich Middle School Green Space and White Birch Green Space.

 Geographical location N48º 39″ 58″ W123º 24′ 49″


Melville Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1). Exit Hwy1 onto  McKenzie Avenue to reach the Pat Bay Highway (Hwy 17) and head north along Hwy17 as it heads toward the airport, ferry terminal and Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula.  Turn at the MacDonald Park Road exit and follow the road to the four way stop. Turn right onto Resthaven Drive. Follow Resthaven Drive to home number 10472 where the pathway to the park can be seen. There is limited parking along Resthaven Drive. City buses travel along Resthaven Drive. The park is also accessible from the asphalt footpath beside 2023 Courser Drive or along the wood chip pathway near 10385 Patricia Place.


Further Information

Nature Guide to Victoria RegionNature Guide to Victoria Region

Hiking Trails 1: Victoria and VicinityHiking Trails 1: Victoria and Vicinity

Vancouver and Victoria Color Guide

Frommer’s Vancouver and Victoria

Family Walks and Hike of Vancouver Island


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