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Parkgate Bro-fest coming to an end

June 1, 2021, 1:41 p.m.
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Posted by: KenN

Posted by: PaulB

BC Parks should open the old parking area at the corner of Mt. Seymour Rd and Indian River as overflow for Old Buck.  With some improvements, that could hold most of the traffic that currently goes to Parkgate.

I have always wondered why that was closed off.  Still don't know the answer.

Complaints about noise from residents besides the lot.

June 1, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
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wonder how long before the residents of anne macdonald (road to golf course) will be petitioning for resident only street parking...

June 1, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
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I'm trying to have a look at the lot in google maps and seeing a giant nonsensical privacy blur from the Indian River Dr end. Is there a particularly bashful tree that lives there?

June 2, 2021, 12:03 p.m.
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Two alternate spots for pedal rides on Seymour. 

Parkgate Park

Martney Creek Park

I was going to host a Fiver out of Martney Creek Park to help expand the awareness for this spot and it's access to Seymour but well Covid. 

There are signs indicating Parkgate Park's gates get locked but we never saw anyone come to lock the gates in all the years we hosted Fivers there, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen later at dusk/dark. I've parked there numerous times (pre 2020) on a Wednesday night to mark Fiver courses and it was EMPTY while Old Buck was an overflowing gong show.

June 2, 2021, 12:14 p.m.
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Posted by: earleb

Two alternate spots for pedal rides on Seymour.

Parkgate Park

Martney Creek Park

I was going to host a Fiver out of Martney Creek Park to help expand the awareness for this spot and it's access to Seymour but well Covid.

There are signs indicating Parkgate Park's gates get locked but we never saw anyone come to lock the gates in all the years we hosted Fivers there, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen later at dusk/dark. I've parked there numerous times (pre 2020) on a Wednesday night to mark Fiver courses and it was EMPTY while Old Buck was an overflowing gong show.

Pretty sure Parkgate is precisely where not to park? Isn't that exactly what we're talking about here? I get that they're against the bro-down but parking and not shopping is sort of the same thing.

Do you mean McCartney Creek Park?


 Last edited by: craw on June 2, 2021, 12:15 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
June 2, 2021, 12:20 p.m.
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Parkgate Park is not the same as Parkgate mall, but they are very close to each other. Check it out on Google Maps.

McCartney Creek Park is about half way between Blueridge and teh Parkgates


 Last edited by: syncro on June 2, 2021, 12:23 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
June 2, 2021, 12:31 p.m.
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Yes McCartney Creek. 

Parkgate PARK not Mall, it's like 30 seconds away.

https://goo.gl/maps/hsK6txUGzKMneLur8

June 2, 2021, 12:53 p.m.
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But there's no cold beer and wine store at Parkgate Park.

June 2, 2021, 1 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

Burgers and Beers at the Bottom.

Seriously someone should open a Craft Brewery there.

license to print money

June 2, 2021, 1:05 p.m.
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Posted by: Couch_Surfer

But there's no cold beer and wine store at Parkgate Park.

It's sooooooooo faaaaaaaaar. 

https://goo.gl/maps/vsYEr4835rRp7HDj9

June 2, 2021, 1:05 p.m.
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I usually park at Parkgate Park for Seymour, it's often blissfully quiet there.

It's only a few minutes walk or ride to the mall from there.

I had never heard of McCartney Creek Park, will check it out next time. I suppose you can access the Blair Range trails from there?


 Last edited by: niels@nsmb.com on June 2, 2021, 1:07 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
June 2, 2021, 2:05 p.m.
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Yes, into Blair Range at the big bend on Northlands, or ride up Larkhall and be at the Hyannis trailhead in 5-10 minutes.


 Last edited by: PaulB on June 2, 2021, 2:07 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
June 2, 2021, 2:48 p.m.
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I've come to appreciate parking 5-10 minutes away from the trail head a lot more. It gives you an opportunity to do an easy spin to get warmed up (plus cool down after) and you don't have to deal with parking issues like there are at Old Buck or the Fromme lot.

June 2, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
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Posted by: earleb

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

But there's no cold beer and wine store at Parkgate Park.

It's sooooooooo faaaaaaaaar. 

https://goo.gl/maps/vsYEr4835rRp7HDj9

LOL - don't mind me.  My gravel bike doesn't shuttle.

June 2, 2021, 5:23 p.m.
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Will people stop publicising Parkgate Park!!!! I won't be able to find my usual parking place there once all the rabble descend on it...🙄🙄🙄

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