Walks in Your Backyard
A pocket guide to Sidney-by-the-Sea Parks, Playgrounds and Green Spaces
copyright 2014 Roberta V. Eckard
The seaside community of Sidney lies on the eastern coast of the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island. It is one of thirteen communities in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia.
This blog describes the parks, playgrounds, and green spaces within Sidney from north to south and east to west, mostly. This blog is written to encourage you to explore the outdoors in your neighborhood by foot. There are stimulating walks and breathtaking sights in your backyard. Walking in established residential areas has the added bonus of frequent rest stops for young and old. Each place can take less than an hour to explore. A brief description of the nature of each park is provided with directions.
As all else, trails are altered and the conditions of the parks, playgrounds and green spaces that I describe in this blog change. As I cannot be held responsible for errors or discrepancies in the text, I ask that you help to keep this blog current and useful. For the enjoyment of all parks, playgrounds and green spaces, please carry out any litter, respect adjacent property, keep dogs on a leash, and do not pick the wildflowers, mushrooms or other vegetation. And, of course, the geographical locations that are provided are dependent on the stability of network that forms the global positioning system.
Exploration is footsteps away in your backyard.
Armstrong Point Beach Accesses
Roberts Bay Ecological Reserve
Fifth Street Public Beach Access
Roberts Point Public Beach Accesses
Sidney Elementary School Green Space
Welcome to Sidney-by the Sea Green Space
Philip Brethour Park and Brethour Family Cemetery
Greenglade Community Center Green Space