James Island Green Space is in the municipality of Central Saanich, one of the thirteen which form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Located on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island near Turgoose Point, this green space consists of a wharf and dock over the ocean waters of Saanichton Bay and Cordova Channel. James Island Pier is a popular fishing spot and personal portable boat launch site. It is a good place to ease a kayak, canoe, paddle board into the water and head off to Saanichton Bay Park or paddle around James Island or further islands. With fishing permits, crabbing, salmon and other fish are caught from the wharf. The wharf was once a federal wharf and dock and the area was used for access to James Island in the mid nineteen hundreds. James Island was named after Sir James Douglas. This is a good place to walk in your backyard.
Geographical location N48º 35’ 56” W 123º 23’ 21”
James Island Green Space can be reached from the Patricia Bay Highway, Highway 17, which heads north from the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1). Exit the Highway 17 right onto Mount Newton Cross Road and turn left onto Lochside Drive. Take a right turn onto James Island Road and continue to the end of the road. There is limited roadside parking. City busses travel along Lochside Drive.