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Cadboro-Gyro Park

Enjoy the sandy beach and views of the Juan de Fuca Strait and Olympic Peninsula. Come play on the zipline or slide down the octopus in the playground! The park also features picnic areas, a boat launch for non-motorized craft, tennis courts, and a seasonal wheelchair accessible beach ramp.

The park name comes from Cadboro Bay and the Gyro Club, who purchased the original 4.37 acres from the Goward estate in 1953 and then donated it to Saanich. The park has now grown to more than six hectares.

Keep your eyes peeled while taking in these stunning views of the Haro Strait. Residents dating back to the 1930s claim to have witnessed a sea monster in these waters. The 10 metre long serpent, aptly named "Cadborosaurus", has inspired books and television shows for nearly 100 years. A concrete replica of this mysterious creature can be found near the play area of the park.

Archaeological evidence suggests Lkwungen First Nations lived on the bay for nearly 2,000 years.

Remember to leash your dogs within 10m of the playground. No dogs allowed in the park or on the beach from May 1 – Aug 31, except before 9 a.m.

Cadboro-Gyro Park

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