Cooperage Green Space

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Cooperage Green Space is in the seaside city of Victoria, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space is at the end of the wide boulevard of Cooperage Place and has a view of Victoria’s Harbour and Marina from your car. It borders on Lime Bay Park and the manicured lawns and gardens of the apartments that line the roadway. This green space provides an excellent view across the waters to the Fisherman’s Wharf and James Bay area of Victoria. Just offshore, if the tide is right, old dolphins, piles that are remnants of the barge wharf can be seen in the water. This area received lime shipments for early road construction. Pelly Island, with the flashing green navigational marker, and Sleeper Reef, marked with a solid black and white square, are off shore slightly to the east. The waters between Pelly Island and the shore host the Victoria International Marina designed for super yachts. The marina is proposed to extend across Mud Bay, which is slightly to the east of Lime Bay. Colville Island is offshore to the west. A footpath that forms the Songhees Walkway passes through this green space. The green space is bordered by lovely horse chestnut trees near the drinking water fountain and bicycle rack. Start a walk in your backyard from this green space. Explore.

Geographic coordinate N48° 25’ 40” W123° 22’ 59”

Cooperage Place Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the highway as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn west onto Johnson Street and continue across the bridge toward Victoria West. Once across the bridge, Johnson Street curves to become Esquimalt Road. Continue on Esquimalt Road to reach Sitkum Road. Turn left onto Sitkum Road and at the Y-junction curve right. Cross over Kimta Road to reach Cooperage Place where there is limited roadside parking. A city bus travels along Esquimalt Road from downtown.

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