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Glencoe Cove-Kwatsech Park

 

picture of park Area:  Gordon Head
Location:  Gordon Point Drive
Size:  approx. 3.6356 ha

Amenities:
Beach Access Cycling Restrictions Green Space Interpretive Signs Naturescape Parking Trails View/Lookout

The name ┐Kwatsech┐ is the Songhees name for Gordon Head as told by Songhees Elders Sophie Misheal and Ned Williams. This tranquil shore was once the site of a prehistoric village or summer camp inhabited as long ago as 500 AD. It was home to people who called themselves the Lekwungen. They became known by an anglicized version of one of their extended family groups, as the Songhees and spoke the Northern Straits language, a linguistic division of the Salish language family.

There is a trail map (PDF) available for this area,
click the map below to see trail connections to the park.

Link to a PDF Trail Map of this area

 

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