Gower Park

Gower Park is in the seaside city of Victoria, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This six hundred square meter parkland was once an orchard with eighteen fruit trees. It was donated to the city by the Gower family for remembrance of Mr. Frank Weetman Gower, a nature-lover in the Fernwood neighborhood, gardener and teacher in the local Vic High school.  Border by a tall cedar hedge to the southwest, this small grassy area forms end of Pembroke Street  before it meets with Fernwood Street. A twenty five meter paved pathway curves through the park where there is also a bench to enjoy the view of Fernwood. Victoria High School Green Space is south along Fernwood Street whereas is Stevenson Park is a block west along Pembroke Street. Alexander Park is also nearby.

Geographic coordinates N48° 25′ 53″ W123° 20′ 53″

Gower Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the highway as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn east onto Bay Street and turn right onto Fernwood Road. The park is right across the intersection of Fernwood Road and Pembroke Street. There is limited roadside parking along Fernwood Road. A city bus route travels along Fernwood Road toward Victoria General Hospital in View Royal.


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