Lochside Waterfront Park

Lochside Waterfront Park is in the seaside community of Sidney, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This park is a long narrow strip between Lochside Drive and the ocean waters of Sidney Channel. The Lochside Regional Trail – Sidney parallels the roadway past this park. The walk way through is park is considered to be part of the Water Front Walk, a two and half kilometer foot path along the shoreline of Sidney. Lochside Park is a long waterfront park with some landscaping and several staircases to access the rock and cobble beach and waters of the Salish Sea. The walk way connects to Tulista Park and the Waterfront Walkway to the Port of Sidney Marina, about two and half kilometer stroll one way. Alternatively it is a short stroll to Iroquois Park across Fifth Street. Lochside Waterfront Park overlooks James and Sidney Islands and provides a wonderful viewpoint to see the yachts and sea life of the area.   Geographical Location N 48 38′ 37″ W123 24′ 7″   Lochside Waterfront 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 right after passing the border between Sidney and North Saanich. There are several roadside parking areas. This park borders on Tulista Park. The city bus passes beside this park.

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