Tulista Park

 

Tulista Park is in the seaside community of Sidney, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This is a favorite place to spend a few hours with the children and those young at heart. The skateboard park has some excellent curves and edges to enjoy as well. This park is along the shore line of the Sidney Channel and the Salish Sea with James and Sidney Islands as well as many smaller islands in sight.  The beach is a rough cobble and rock with smaller areas of sand. The shoreline is protected by large rocks and often has large cut logs along the shore. The park is along the Water Front Walkway along the Sidney shoreline. The small building in the park hosts an Art Gallery with unique local art work and collectibles. There are washrooms here. The covered eating area has several picnic tables as well as water drinking fountain nearby.    The chain-link fenced play equipment is toddler friendly and is set is a large sandpit.  The park is great place to start a stroll along the beach or the waterfront walkway, the same walkway that eventually ends near Port of Sidney Marina.

Geographical Location N 48 38′ 31″ W123 23′ 59″

Tulista Park is accessed from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1). Exit Hwy1 onto McKenzie Avenue to reach the Pat Bay Highway (Hwy 17). Head north along Hwy17 as it leads past the airport to reach Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula.  Turn at McTavish Multi-circle to reach Lochside Drive. There are signs indicating the US Ferry Terminal to Anacortes that can be followed. Look for the park on the right; there is sign at the entrance. There is a parking lot. The city bus passes right beside this park.

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