Highlands Municipal Green Space

Highlands Municipal Green Space is in the seaside community of the Highlands, one of thirteen communities in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Located off Hanington Road, the natural-scape garden beds that form the green space around the Highlands Municipal Building provide a good representation of the plants of the local region. Here you can see ferns, Oregon grape and salal set as a border for the building and gravel parking lot. Hanington Road was named after Doctor Ernest Barron Hanington who, with his brother, purchase the land in the Highland in the eighteen eighty six eventually acquiring about nearly five hundred hectares.

Geographical location N48° 28′ 52″ W123° 30′ 45″

Highlands Municipal Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Take the Millstream exit to the Highlands and stay on Millstream Road until you reach Hanington Road. Turn left onto Hanington Road then take the first right. The access road looks like a long gravel driveway. Enjoy in the garden beds or stroll back toward Hanington Park to pick up the trail that leads to Hatcher Swamp. Follow the trail to Hanington Road where the Mill Stream drains the swamp lands. From here you can access Chow-Nicoll Park.

More historical information can be found in the book: Beautiful Rocks a History of the Highlands District.

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