Rowntree Green Space

Rowntree Green Space is in the seaside community of the Highlands, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space parallels a hydro line access road  that permits access into the amazing tranquility of the Highlands. The natural rough trail is from Rowntree Road at the junction with Viart Road. The pathway leads to the Gowlland-Tod Park. Signage at the junction of Rowntree Road with Finlayson Arm Road shows that the Caleb Pike trail head is 1.4 km one way. The trail is a peaceful stroll among the Douglas-fir and arbutus trees. A rown tree, or European mountain ash,  is a short deciduous tree with pinnate leaves that was introduced from Eurasia. Its fruit is red and forms clusters. No such trees were noted in the area. Goldsteam Provincial Park has a trail that leads up Finlayson Mountain that is nearby.

Geographical location N48° 29’50” W123° 31’57”

Rowntree Green Space can be reached from the TransCanada Highway. Exit the highway using the Millstream Road exit. Follow Millstream Road to turn left on Finlayson Arm Road. Continue onto Finlayson Arm Road to the newly paved Rowntree Road. The access to the green space trail is near the junction of Rowntree Road and Viart Road. There is limited roadside parking. Note: some maps for Gowlland-Tod Park have marked this green space as Roundtree Road access route.


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