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PHOTOS: The view from Kohweechela - Oak Bay’s island park

Officially known as Mary Tod Island, it’s frequently referred to as Jimmy Chicken Island

An Oak Bay park 100 metres out to sea is frequently called Jimmy Chicken Island, officially known as Mary Tod Island – its oldest name in spoken history is Kohweechela.

A natural park of more than six acres, it’s accessible only by boat, though it’s certainly well visited, if the dog poop and empty beverage containers are an indication. As the island lies in a federal migratory bird sanctuary dogs and cats are not permitted to run at large at any time.

The park offers panoramic views of both Oak Bay and the adjacent islands.

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Christine van Reeuwyk

About the Author: Christine van Reeuwyk

I'm dedicated to serving the community of Oak Bay as a senior journalist with the Greater Victoria news team.
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