Caldwell Haywood Grant Green Space

Caldwell Haywood Grant Green Space is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space hosts a rough gravel footpath that connects the end of Caldwell Road to Grant Road West with a junction that connects to Haywood Road. The green space has several tall Douglas fir and cedar trees as well as many shrubs. Caldwell Road was the location of the first school in Sooke. Grant Road was named for a former Royal Scots Greys, Captain Walter Colquhoun Grant. Captain Grant was a European settler whom purchased a hundred acres in the Sooke area in eighteen forty nine. His land encompassed the waterfront to this roadway and was sandwiched between Maple Avenue and Gatewood Road. He continued his sailing excursions traveling along the Pacific coasts including Hawaii Islands. A gift that he brought to Sooke was the Scotch broom. Haywood Road was named for a Lily and Alf Haywood whom resided on Grant Road for many years. Lily Haywood was the granddaughter of Joseph Poirier Sr for whom the Ecole Poirier Elementary School was named. This is a good place to walk in your back yard.

 

Geographic location N48º 22’ 33”  W123º 43’ 58”

 

Caldwell Grant Green Space 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 Cladwell Road which is on the right past the junction with Otter Point Road. Turn right onto Caldwell Road and continue to the end of the road near the junction with Marsden Road. The footpath starts here and continue to Grant Road West. There is parking along Caldwell Road. City buses travel along Sooke Road.

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