Thomson Cove Park 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, this park has about twenty wide terraced stair steps that form the woodland trail. The pathway curves down toward the rocky beach under some tall cedar and Douglas fir trees. The three hundred meter route leads to views of the waters of Thomson Cove and its rocky bedrock beach. The views across the waters of Saanich Inlet are toward Cherry Point and Mill Bay. There are benches along the pathway. This is a good place to walk in your backyard.
Geographical location N48º 35’ 54” W 123º 28’ 17”
Thomson Cove Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway, Highway One. Exit on to Mackenzie Avenue to reach Highway 17, the Pat Bay Highway. Continue along Highway 17 to reach Mount Newton Cross Road. Turn left onto Mount Newton Cross Road and follow along to reach West Saanich Road. Continue across West Saanich Road and follow to the curve in Mount Newton Cross Road. There is small parking lot on the right. Continuing along this road the name changes to Senanus Road where there is another smaller waterfront green space.