Butler Park

Butler Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This park includes the wetlands between Young Lake Road, Butler Road, Lemare Crescent. The running trails in this parkland form a circle route with many road crossings. Fortunately the neighborhood is a quiet and the traffic along Young Lake Road which leads to Camp Bernard is light. This is a good park with running hiking trails throughout. There are several routes to take in to extend a walk past the one and half kilometer distance. The trail under the power towers adds another route, although it is less traveled. The park and roadway were named after Captain Butler. Captain George Stephen Butler began farming in Saanich Peninsula in eighteen hundred and sixty eight. The family business is called Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. And includes logging, gravel extraction and real estate in areas west of Sooke.  This is good place to walk in your back yard. William Simmons Memorial Park is across Otter Point Road.

 

Geographical location N48º 23’ 46”  W123º 46’ 15”

 

Butler 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 Otter Point Road. Turn right onto Otter Point Road and continue along the roadway to reach Butler Road. Look for parking near William Simmons Memorial Park or along Butler Road. City buses travel along Sooke Road and Otter Point Road.

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