Seabroom Park

Seabroom Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Seabroom Park is along the shoreline of Sooke Basin Harbour. Lannan Flats are included in this half a hectare parkland. This parkland is surrounded by private property, condominiums and is close to a marina. The parkland is mostly a saltwater marshland that provides a unique habitat for local and migratory birds and animals. The Lannan Family farmed this waterfront area in the early nineteen hundreds as stated on the Sooke Historical Society sign at the park. Near Lannan Creek, which is just slight east of here, was Ash’s Landing the initial site for the gold rush that built up the now bare town site of Leech River. In the early nineteen hundreds there was a horse track built near Seabroom Park. Take a stroll along the rough pathway through the grasses, rushes and small shrubs. The nature trail leads from end of Seabroom Road to the shoreline of Sooke Basin. The shore is composed of rough gravel and broken clam shells. At low tides the shoreline extends into a muddy flat. This area is a good place for bird watching as blue herons, Canada geese, Brant geese, and many other birds enjoy this area. Small mammals might also be seen in this urban setting such as raccoons, rats and river otters. Extend your stroll toward the Jenkins Marina breakwater to the north or toward Billing Spit to the south. Kaltasin Park is nearby.

Geographical location N48º 22’ 59”  W123º 41’ 14”

Seabroom Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow Sooke Road and turn left onto Kaltasin Road. Follow Kaltasin Road to turn left onto Seabroom Road. Continue to the end where there is a roadside parking. This is about a forty minute drive from Victoria. There is a city bus stop along Sooke Road as well as a transit service along Kaltasin Road.

Further information about salt water marshes

https://www.crd.bc.ca/education/our-environment/ecosystems/coastal-marine/salt-marshes

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