Gore Park

Gore Park is in the municipality of Central Saanich, one of thirteen that form the Regional District of British Columbia. Located on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island, this urban nature park is a Garry Oak woodland with small grass covered areas between the many rock outcrops and the Garry Oak trees. At just under seven hectares the park hosts a meander array of trails that can be access from Greig Avenue or near Nakini Place. Along one of trails is picnic table and bench. Come here in the springtime to see the camas meadow and a scattering of pink and white fawn, chocolate and shooting star lilies. Shrubs like snow berries and oregon grape with a few berry bushes can seen at Gore Park. The trails are single track over the rocky outcrops of quartz gneisses. An opening in the split cedar fence provides access from Greig Road. This is a wonderful place to walk in your backyard.

Geographical location N48º 34’ 45” W 123º 27’ 15”

Gore 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 Keating Cross Road. Follow Keating Cross Road, cross over West Saanich Road where the road becomes Benvenuto Avenue. Look to the right to see the small connecting road called Knott Way. Knott Way connects to Greig Avenue. Follow Greig Avenue to reach the parking area for Gore Park near the split cedar fence. This is a sign at the trail for the park.


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