Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

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Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

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 (1,300 ft) 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 (16 mi) 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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Coordinates: 48°32′46″N 123°30′36″W / 48.546011°N 123.509934°W / 48.546011; -123.509934