Murray Road Park

 

Murray Road Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This park is part of the water front walkway along Sooke Harbour that connects with Ed Macgregor Park. Park in the parking and stroll over to see the statue of the Mariner Man found near the parking lot for this parkland. The statue was created in two thousand and nine and placed to have the mariner man appear to look at the entrance of the harbor and Whiffin Spit. Continue to walk down the hill toward the water to reach the staircase to the beach and boardwalk. There are several sets of fifteen stairs to descend from the roadway. The board is about twenty meters from the shore line and has a ramp to a floating dock on the northwestern end. The boardwalk has a chest high wooden railing on both sides. There are typically many fishers on the walkway catching Dungeness crab and other marine creatures. The ascent at the south end of the boardwalk is into Macgregor Park via ten long ramps or double back along the shoreline trail to Murray Road Park. This is a good place to walk in your back yard.

 

Geographic location N48º 22’ 27”  W123º 43’ 24”

 

Murray Road Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow highway 14 to Murray Road. Turn left onto Murray Road and follow it to the end at the waterfront of Sooke Harbour. There is parking near the junction of Horne Road and Murray Road. City buses travel along Sooke Road.

 

 

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