Blanchard Street Green Space

Blanchard Street Green Space is in the seaside community of Victoria, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia.  On the edge of the Quadra Hillside area of the City of Victoria, this triangular space is a treed grassy area that extends along Blanchard Street toward Tolmie Avenue. There is a rough trail under the alder and pine trees beside some rocky outcrops. The eastern side of this green space is bordered by an interesting mix of aging fences of the adjacent homes. A sidewalk next to Blanchard Street forms the western side. The concrete building of Mayfair Mall is across the double lanes of Blanchard Street where there are some terrific shopping to be had.

Geographic coordinates N48° 26′ 53″ W123° 22′ 3″

Blanchard Street Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the highway as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn east onto Tolmie Street. Take the first right onto Alder Street. The park is on the corner of Tolmie and Blanchard Street. There is no parking near this green space. It is a short walk north along Rutledge Street to Rutledge Park, or pink elephant park, in the Municipality of Saanich or south to reach Topaz Park. Stroll west along Tolmie to Rutledge Street. Follow Rutledge Street as it curve in to becomes Villance Street to reach Quadra Heights Park. A city bus travels along Quadra Street, and although buses travel along Blanchard Street, also known as Patricia Bay Highway #17, no buses stop along this section.


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