Gowlland Tod Provincial Park, Central Saanich

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
Gowlland Tod Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Its 1219 ha (3012 acres) is located within the District Municipality of Highlands. The park protects a mixed forest of Douglas-fir, Arbutus, western redcedar, western hemlock, shore pine, grand fir, red alder, and Garry oak. Rocky outcroppings support Manzanita, Scotch broom, and Oregon grape. The peaks of the Gowlland Range, from which the park derives its name, loom over 400 m above Saanich Inlet, providing vistas of The Malahat to the west. Farther north, the park curves around inland, bounded to the north by the municipality of Central Saanich. There are 25 km of maintained trails within the park, accessible in the south from roads leading to the park from Highlands, as well as from trails alongside Tod Inlet and McKenzie Bight to the north. Trails connect to Mount Work Regional Park and Lone Tree Hill Regional Park.
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  • Bring water, food, a camera, dress in layers and you'll be all set. There are some really steep parts at the Caleb Pike end; this is not a hike for beginners or those with little fitness. It's peacefu...  read more »
  • What beautiful hike. What beautiful views. The forest animals smells crossed random trails. Football and the mountains. Really nice hiking
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  • Situated near Victoria - half an hour drive - so very convenient for a day's excursion. We did one hike - the 10K Jocelyn Hill hike. There are spectaculars views on the way. Not a difficult hike - the...  read more »
  • Nice place, and a really fun disk golf course to enjoy if that's your thing. Wonderful views of the Malahat/Goldstream region can be found.
  • Absolutely beautiful park with amazing views of the Saanich inlet. There are about 15-20km worth of hiking trails and good spots for snorkeling.
  • Incredible park, fantastic hiking, amazing beaches and great diving and snorkeling. One of the nicest spots on the south Island.
  • A simply beautiful nature walk and so many historical plants and markings. Would definitely go again
  • Amazing hiking paths, clearly marked, with beautiful views of the Tod Inlet and of the cascade on the Cascade Trail. Lots of wildlife in the area.
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