Jordan River Regional Park

 

Jordan River Regional Park is east of the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia and lies in the Juan de Fuca Electoral District of British Columbia. This park is the west coast highway past point-no-point café and motel. The park lines both sides of the highway with four small creeks flowing through it. It covered one hundred and eighty seven hectares of steep slopes of the Southern Vancouver Island. This parkland hosts Sandcut Beach Trail and Jordan River Camp Ground. The forests are coastal hemlock, fir and red cedar. This is a second growth forest with selective logging the trees in the early nineteen hundreds. The forest floor has salal, ocean spray and snow berry bushes filling the understory where light penetrates through the canopy.  The campground has an epic view of Mountains of Washington State. A three kilometer stroll along the beach to the east will take you to Sandcut Beach. This is best access during calm wind conditions and lower tide cycles. An alternate short walk is west to the Cold Shoulder Café. This walkway is along the West Coast Road.  This park is a great place to walk in your back yard.

 

Geographical location N48º 25’ 13”  W124º 02’ 45”

 

Jordan River Regional Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. It lies about an hour and a half from Victoria. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow highway 14 as it becomes the West Coast Road. Continue along to reach the camping area which is immediately off the roadway.  There is limited parking in this area.

 

https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/find-park-trail/jordan-river

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