Quimper Park

 

Quimper Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia.  Quimper Park is right beside Whiffen Spit Park. Quimper Park is named after Sub-Lt. Manuel Quimper who claimed the land at the entrance of Sooke Harbor for Spain in seventeen ninety. Quimper named this land Puerta de Revilla Gigedo after the Viceroy of Mexico. His ship was the sloop named Princesa Royale. This parkland is noted as a Regional Heritage site. Interesting the actual land that where Quimper planted his flag of possession is located on East Sooke shore opposite the spit. This is a good place to walk in your back yard.

 

Geographical location N48º 21’ 24”  W123º 43’ 38”

 

Quimper 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 through Sooke to reach the West Coast Road. Continue along the West Coast Road to turn left onto the Whiffin Spirt Road. Follow Whiffen Spit Road to the end and look for parking in the small parking lot. Whiffin Spit Park is large parkland to the east. City buses travel along the West Coast Road.

 

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