Millennium Memorial Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This one hectare community park contains the Muirside Cemetery, pathway and a small grass covered area. The Muirside Cemetery is the pioneer Muir family burial grounds. Mr. John Muir, a Scottish settler, built a home with his family in Sooke by the eighteen fifties. This family built a steam operated sawmill, acquired property form Captain Grant. This property was used to establish the cemetery and the family home called Woodside. The family matriarch was the first person to be interned and the thirty and last was in the late nineteen sixties. The parkland is bordered by a small creek and several large bid leaf maple trees. This is a good place to walk in your back yard.
Geographical location N48º 22’ 19” W123º 44’ 2”
Millennium Memorial 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 past Otter Point Road to Maple Road N. Turn right onto Maple Road N and look for the park on the right. There is small parking area. City buses travel along Sooke Road and Maple Road N.