Ravine Park

Ravine 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 is just over half a hectare. The steep sides of gully of Ravine Creek form this shady neighborhood park on the waters of Brentwood Bay. Brentwood Bay is part of the Saanich Inlet with ocean waters that are enclosed with the Salish Sea. Tall cedar, fir and spruce trees fill the canopy with the slopes of the gully covered in ferns, salal and ocean spray bushes. The dirty and gravel footpath is steep in sections. The trails leads a wooden board walk and a couple of bridges as it switchbacks down the steep slope to the water’s edge. Ravine Creek is a small water shed that starts from Bayside Middle School and flows into the bay. The creek flows through this park and forms a small estuary area where it meets the ocean. There is a bench with a water view near the beach and estuary area. The pathway connects to the Angler’s Marina and the walkway along the front on the condominiums.  This is a gem of a place to walk in your backyard.

Geographical location N48º 34’ 15” W 123º 27’ 37”            

Ravine Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway, Hwy 1. Exit onto McKenzie Avenue and follow along to exit onto Highway 17, Pat Bay Highway. Follow Hwy 17 to exit to the left onto Island View Road. Follow Island View to East Saanich Road. Turn left onto East Saanich Road to reach Stelly’s Cross Road. Turn left onto Stelly’s Cross Road and follow to West Saanich Road. Turn left onto West Saanich Road and follow along to Hagan Road. Turn right onto Hagan road and follow along to reach Josephine Road. Turn left onto Josephine Road and continue to the end. The pathway to the water has trail marker. There is limited parking in this area.

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