Galbraith Park

Galbraith 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 small park is named to commemorate the mayor of Central Saanich, Mr. Archibald Galbraith until his death, in office, in nineteen seventy three.  The plaque located near the tree displays this information. The park has tall long cedar hedge along its borders and is covered with grass. There are a couple streets in Central Saanich that are named after this politician. The Capital Regional District establish his memorial scholarship that enables a student to attend Lester B. Pearson College in Metchosin. This is a good place to walk in your backyard.

Geographical location N48º 36’ 01” W 123º 25’ 17”

Galbraith 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 continue along past East Saanich Road. Turn right onto Simpson Road and follow along to turn left onto Galbraith Crescent and left onto Galbraith Close. The park is on the right as the road widens into a turn-about area. There is limited roadside parking.


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