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"Beacon Hill Park" Beacon Hill Park Tip by sunnywong

Beacon Hill Park, Victoria: 17 reviews and 42 photos

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This park brings relaxation to Victoria’s downtown area. It is named for the beacons that were lit as a navigation aid. This 75 hectare park has streams, several duck ponds, a cricket field, playgrounds, wading pools, a children’s zoo, and a bandshell. In spring, this park is blanketed by hundreds of thousands of daffodils and blue camas, and over 30,000 plants replanted semi-annually. The Lookout, also known as Victoria’s "Lovers’ Lane" has a great view of the Juan de Fuca Strait. At the southwest end of the park where Douglas Street meets Dallas Road is official Mile Zero of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Wander along the pathways and stop in at the childrens’ petting zoo (Open 11am).

Address: at Douglas and Dallas Sts.
Directions: East of Douglas Street, south of downtown (Victoria)
Phone: 250 361 0600
Website: http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/departments/parks-rec-culture/parks/beacon-hill.html

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time”

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