Beacon Hill Park
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 77%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 56%Green Travelers
- 56%Budget Travelers
- 56%Business Travelers
- 55%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (23)
- Beacon Hill ParkFeb 22, 2014
This is a great local park with a petting zoo that is open May to September for kids. There are kilometers of trails through Beacon Hill park for wandering and exploring. It also goes right down to the ocean.
- Beacon Hill ParkNov 03, 2013
This is a lovely park for walks anytime of year. There is a wonderful off leash dog park near to it on the other side of Dallas road. Take a stroll to the water's edge and take in the sea view from the cliffs of Dallas Road. You may even catch some wind/sky surfers which is quite captivating.
- Beacon Hill ParkSep 27, 2013
Beacon Hill park is a very short walk from the inner harbour. This is one of the nicest parks I have ever visited. Very well maintained with lot of fountains, flower gardens, many ponds, golf, a petting zoo, a nice view of the strait etc. I later learned that there is a cricket field as well which we didn't visit. There are lot of peacocks in the park in addition to swans, geese, ducks, turtles and blue herons. It is great for a nice stroll early in the morning. You could easily spend 2-3 hours or more here in the tranquil surroundings.
- Beacon Hill ParkSep 13, 2013
A short 5-10 minute walk (take the short cut through the grounds of St. Anne's Academy) to our gracious Beacon Hill Park. Stop in at the Childrens Petting Zoo (great for adults too) or climb the hill to the Beacon Lookout for great views of Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Peninsula.
In the springtime, the indigenous Camus lilies and other early summer flowers create a beautiful layer of colour at your feet.
- Beacon Hill ParkMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 3Jul 16, 2013
I went for a run through this park on my last day in Victoria and had to stop a few times, it's just so beautiful you have to take some time to soak it in. Beautiful trees, flowers and a very varied landscape.
- Beacon Hill ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Dec 18, 2012
A great walk in the park. This is a large park where you can walk and enjoy the flowers, the man made lake, the fountian, the ducks, he animals. There are many tourists and locals who wander around this park. There is a bike path for those who like to bike. Also on the outskirts is view of he ocean and a cricket field where there is cricket being played.
- Beacon Hill ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 24, 2012
Beacon Hill is a popular 200 acre Park that contains a number of amenities including woodland and shoreline trails, two playgrounds, a water park, playing fields, a petting zoo, tennis courts, many ponds, and landscaped gardens. The land was originally set aside as a protected area by Sir James Douglas, governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island in 1858. In 1882, the land was officially made a municipal park of the City of Victoria, and given its present name. The name is derived from a small hill overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca, upon which once stood navigational beacons. The hill is culturally significant, having been a burial site for the First Nations Coast Salish people, who are the original inhabitants of the Greater Victoria region. It provides scenic vistas of the Strait and the Olympic Mountains of Washington.
Gayle and I enjoyed a wonderful walk through Beacon Hill Park. We particularly enjoyed the chance to exercise in such a beautiful setting and have the chance to enjoy such peace and solitude at such a short distance from the hustle and bustle of the Inner Harbour area. Along the way, we witnessed a Wedding, strolled around Goodacre Lake (including the pebble bridge), found Mile Zero, and gazed out at the Strait and the distant peaks of the Olympic Peninsula.