SandHill Park

Sandhill 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 nature park is along a section of Tetayut Creek or Sandhill Creek or Shady Creek. The nature park protects a section of the creek. Tetayut Creek flows from the northern slopes of Bear Hill roughly parallel to Central Saanich Road through Adam Kerr Park then Sandhill Park and onto Cooperidge Park before flowing another few hundred meters to the ocean waters of the Salish Sea at Saanichton Bay. The watershed of Tetayut Creek is about one thousand one hundred and eighty hectares. It is mostly bordered by agriculture fields and grass covered areas. This parkland contains the riparian area that provides shade and cooling of the creek and wetlands. There are big leaf maple and poplar trees along its banks. There are many thickets of blackberries and small shrubs found here. The wildlife includes birds and small animals. The concrete sidewalk lies along the southern side of the park which borders on Keating Cross Road. Adam Kerr Park is across the road. A nice place to see in your backyard walk.

Geographical location N48º 33’ 54” W 123º 24’ 20”

Sandhill 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 exit onto Keating Cross Road. Following Keating Cross Road to the industrial and business park and look for the parkland on the right side of road near the sign for the waste connections business. There is no parking near this park.

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