Kaltasin Park

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Kaltasin Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This park is on the Sooke River estuary and along the eastern shoreline of Billings Spit. The scenic oceanside park has a  few big Douglas fir trees along its estuary shoreline. There are a couple of benches to watch the waters of Sooke River and Alderbrook Creek flow into the tidal waters of the Sooke Basin. At low tides the mudflats are exposed to show the narrow channel of the freshwater from Sooke River. At a lower low tide the mudflat can be exposed enough to view the channel between the Sooke Harbour and the Sooke Basin. The Sooke River Estuary is a dynamic environment where the brackish waters provide habitat for small and young fish, worms and shell fish. Kaltasin Park is a good place for bird watching as migratory birds and local water fowl such as great blue heron will hunt here. Enjoy this walk in your backyard. Billings Spit Green Space and Seabroom Park are nearby.

Geographical location N48º 23’ 48”  W123º 41’ 35”

Kaltasin 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 into Kaltasin Road and continue to the end. There is a parking in the gravel area past the end of Kaltasin Road. It is about a forty minute drive from Victoria. There is a city bus stop along Sooke Road and along Kaltasin Road.

Further information

https://vancouverislandbigtrees.blogspot.com/2011/03/billings-spit-trees-and-beaches.html

 

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