Shirley Pioneer Park is west of the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia and is part of the Juan De Fuca Electoral District Parkland. This half a hectare groomed park hosts the volunteer Fire Hall and a Community Hall. The buildings are surrounded by a grass covered area and a few shrubs and trees. In nineteen sixteen, a schoolhouse was built on this site to provide education for the pioneer families of Shirley. The namesake for the park and area is from the home town in England of Mrs. G. Clark which was near Southhampton, England. There was a post office here from eighteen ninety four to nineteen nineteen. This is a good place to walk in your back yard.
Geographical location N48º 23’ W123º 54’
Shirley Pioneer 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 as it becomes West Coast Road. Continue along for about an hour to reach Shirley. Turn left onto Sheringham Point Road and look for parking on the left. There is limited parking in this area near the community hall. Be sure to stop for drink and eats at the Shirley Café. City buses travel along Sooke Road.
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