Caldecote Park

Caldecote Park is in the District of Saanich, one of thirteen areas that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. A long narrow parkland about a quarter of a hectare, Caldecote Park provides a walk through the forest of rural Saanich. Enjoy the tranquil woodland trails and woodland birds in Caldecote Park. Ward Creek is a paralleled by the footpath. Ward Creek flows into Tod Creek and onto Tod Inlet, a body of water that connects to the Salish Sea. Both equestrians and hikers use this half a kilometer trail to connect the stable of Caldecote Road with the riding trails off West Saanich Road. The hoots of owls and swoop of crows can be heard in tops of cedar, fir, big leaf maple and arbutus trees. Tall ferns and snow berry bushes fill the understory. Various properties border both sides of this narrow parkland; mostly without substantial fences allowing a friendly stroll in the forest. This is a good place for a walk in your backyard.

Geographical Location 48°32’ 10”N 123°25’ 50”W

Caldecote Park can be reached from the TransCanada Highway. Exit off Highway 1 on to Highway 17, Pat Bay Highway, and head northeast past Elk and Beaver Lake (a parkland). Turn left at Sayward Road followed by a left turn immediately onto Hamsterly Road. After a couple of car lengths take, a right turn on to Brookleigh Road. Follow Brookleigh Road to reach Oldfield Road. Turn left onto Oldfield Road and within a few car lengths turn right on Brookleigh Road. Follow this section of Brookleigh Road to each Old West Saanich Road. Turn left onto OWSR and look for Caldecote Road to the right. Turn right onto the narrow and windy road and follow to near the end of the road. The walking trail is on the left shortly before the road terminates. An alternative access if from the end of Matterhorn Court, off Mattterhorn Drive from West Saanich Road. A trail sign is also seen along West Saanich Road just past of the junction with Wallace Drive. This access can be busy with the traffic moving along West Saanich Road.


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