Sunken Gardens Park (Prince Rupert)

Kitimat-Stikine Region, British Columbia

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PARK AMENITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

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Access Route
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Camping
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Goods & Services
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Washrooms
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Viewing Areas
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Trails
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Water Access
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About This Park

Sunken Gardens Park and Trail in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada is a small two level park with a short pebbled walkway leading through a tunnel into an open area surrounded by brick walls fronting floral gardens. The area is well manicured and maintained with sitting benches and picnic tables so to enjoy the scenery.

Sunken Gardens Park sits on the first location designated for the community court houses. But in 1923, after more planning and more politics, the Provincial Court House in Prince Rupert was completed but not in the original location – the site was moved forward leaving a hole behind the building.

The hole, the original site of the court house, is now the Sunken Gardens. The brick wall is the old foundation. At one time, during the world wars, munitions were stored in the tunnels which are now walkways in the park.

Today, the tunnels and the foundation have been transformed into a community park. Located within walking distance of the Sunken Gardens are the Pacific Mariner’s Memorial Park, the carving shed, Cow Bay and the Prince Rupert Waterfront Park.

Sunken Gardens Park (Prince Rupert)

Park Facilities & Accessibility Features

Access Route

The paths and trails throughout the park are mostly a gentle 1 to 2 degrees running slope. Be aware that there are some short sections within the park that exceed a 5 degree running slope which is steep and may be difficult to navigate for some people with mobility devices. Lower access to the Sunken Gardens is more challenging to access. Parking is nearby on a busy street (popular park across the street), and access is on sloped section. The Garden access is through a tunnel that also has a barrier pole (to block street traffic). The route is narrow and flanked on either side by raised concrete sections. It is recommended that those in wheelchairs or with certain mobility issues access the Garden from the upper level. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Camping

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Goods & Services

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Washrooms

There are no washrooms at this site. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Viewing Areas

This is a well groomed and well maintained city park with plenty of areas to enjoy the view of the park. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Trails

The Gardens have an accessible concrete path that connects two levels of garden. The path has a steep section that exceeds a 5 degree running slope which may not be accessible to all visitors. Accessible parking is available at the courthouse adjacent to the gardens, located approximately 200 metres from upper level garden trail. The trail is concrete with good clearance for wheelchair access. Picnic tables are available at the site however they are not the accessible style. Several benches are available at this site at various locations for garden viewing. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Water Access

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