Iroquois Park

Iroquois Park is in the seaside community of Sidney, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Visit Iroquois Park to enjoy the beautiful garden displays, playground and water spray area, basketball/hockey court, public toilets, tennis courts and ball fields. Or to just hang out on the grassy knolls to watch the airplanes and clouds. It does really have all this and is close to several other amenities.  There is parking for boat trailers that launch near Tulista Park.  For those history buffs, the park was named after the SS Iroquois which sank offshore in 1911, the propeller from the vessel is displayed on a memorial flower bed.

If you want to stretch your legs a little more, stroll to Tulista Park around the US Ferry Terminal toward the Port of Sidney Marina.  This connects to the Waterfront Walkway that follows the shoreline past the ferry terminal toward the shops and stores. Alternative head toward the highway along Eighth Street and either continue on Lochside Trail or walk past the Skateboard Park toward the Conference Center and Bevan Park.  Another longer stroll would be to exit the park toward along the pathway that leads to Iroquois Way, walk toward Northlawn Terrace and turn right on Weiler Avenue. Cross over the Pat Bay Highway, using the pedestrian overpass, to access the trails near the Greenglade Community Center and Reay Park.

Geographical Location N 48 38′ 37″ W123 24′ 7″

Iroquois 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 left at the traffic circle on Fifth Street and Ocean Avenue; there is sign at the entrance. There is a parking lot with several stalls for boat trailers. The city bus passes right beside this park


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