Underwood Park

Underwood Park is in the District of Saanich, one of thirteen areas that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This nature park is about two hectares in size. The wide trail into the park is lined with aspen and cotton wood trees. Equestrians frequent this trail that leads to a nearby private stable and center. The park encloses the wetland and riparian area of Underwood Creek. Underwood Creek flows into Wray Creek a tributary of Tod Creek that drains into Tod Inlet, Saanich Inlet. Saanich Inlet is part of the Salish Sea. The parkland has a disturbed forest with cedar, garry oak and cedar trees. The understory has mosses, ferns as well as black berry, snow berry and ocean spray bushes. The Saanich Centennial Trail – Interurban Rail Trail passes along the east side of the park. Observatory Hill Trail and Prospect Lake Park are nearby. This is a good place to walk in your backyard.

Geographical Location 48°31’9”N 123°25’26”W

Underwood Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway. Exit onto Mackenzie Avenue to reach Pat Bay Highway (Hwy 17). Continue along Pat Bay Highway to exit the highway at Royal Oak Drive to the right. Using the overpass turn left and cross over the highway. Continue along Royal Oak Drive to reach with West Saanich Road.  Turn right and drive along West Saanich Road and past the road that leads to the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. The park is along Interurban Rail Trail between 5144 and 5172 at 5160 Interurban Road.


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