Country Bay Manor B&B

Moorecroft Regional Park

April 14th.~

image view of shoreline
Photo of Coastline.

Recently I visited Moorecroft Regional Park on Stewart Road, Nanoose Bay. It was purchased by the Reginal District of Nanaimo, and the Nature Trust of BC in 2011 from the United Church of Canada. The beautiful waterfront property was originally owned by Gertrude Moore, and she established a summer camp for girls in 1934, which continued for twenty years. The property was then purchased by the United Church in 1954, and continued to be run as a camp until the recent purchase, and then became a Regional Park for everyone to enjoy.

image forest trail to meadow

The Park is a tranquil place to visit, and trails are suitable for wheelchair and strollers, there are beautiful ocean vistas, and lovely picnic areas, one with tables at the ocean side. The trails are gravel, and meander through the forest, with lush ferns, and other native flora, and also trails along the coastline, with gorgeous views across Georgia Strait. There is a large meadow area that one of the trails leads to, and I could imagine wonderful family fun, on this grassy area in the summer.

image meadow
Photos of Forest trail, and Meadow.

Moorecroft Regional Park is approx. 5km. from Country Bay Manor, turning 

right onto Northwest Bay Road from Powder Point Road, turn right onto Stewart Road, when you come to a fork in the road, keep to the left, and Park is at the end of the road.