post by cherenkovdept | | [Victoria] Any info/experience on the Bowker Creek tunnel? < on 5/10/2022 4:58 AM >
a couple weeks ago i saw an r/urbex post where someone referenced storm drains under victoria. upon further inquiry, the poster mentioned that they accessed the tunnel from a gate labelled "bowker creek" near hillside. from there i researched further and found that they were most likely in the urbanized drains for bowker creek which runs from Cedar Hill gold course to Oak Bay. some google earth later and i found their access point. as a fun note the bowker creek google maps listing shows images from inside the tunnel.
all of this to say i'm currently planning a trip to try exploring this system and as a new explorer i'm just wondering if any regional veterans have experience with these tunnels or their accesses.
post by htp123 | | Re: [Victoria] Any info/experience on the Bowker Creek tunnel? <Reply # 1 on 5/10/2022 5:37 PM >
welcome, nice to have another potential drainer around!
that part of Bowker is/was commonly called Hall of Wonders, and it used to have a cool evolution graf piece sporadically running along the entire length of it. most of that has been painted over or fallen apart by now. there are some details on it in the forums here.
there are a couple of smaller sections downstream of that, and another long one a bit upstream. i think they've all been covered here (Fireman's Slide, Bokwer's Woody)
they're all about as safe/easy as drains get, easy access, no crazy slides and they're over-engineered for how much water they carry.
i might be up for a visit later this week/weekend.