Parks/Gardens/Beaches

Parks, gardens and beaches in and around Victoria, BC

BEAR HILL REGIONAL PARK

Exploring Bear Hill Regional Park Bear Hill Regional Park is located on the Saanich Peninsula just north of Elk Lake. It is a small park covering approximately 49 hectares with an elevation of 220m (720’). However, despite its small size this small park offers some interesting hiking with great views of the Saanich Peninsula and

MOUNT WORK REGIONAL PARK

Exploring Mount Work Regional Park Mount Work Regional Park is one of the largest regional parks in Greater Victoria. At 536-hectares, the park borders Gowlland Tod Provincial Park in the Highlands area of Saanich Peninsula.  PDF MAP OF THE PARK There are 4 main access points to the park: Ross-Durrance Rd There is a parking

ISLAND VIEW BEACH REGIONAL PARK

Exploring Island View Beach Island View Beach Regional Park is appropriately named for the gorgeous views across Cordova Channel and Haro Strait at James Island, Sidney Island, D'Arcy Island and the American Jan Juan Islands.  This beautiful 52 hectare (128 acres) park is located on the east shore of the Saanich Peninsula just north of

  • Cordova Spit Vancouver Island BC

CORDOVA SPIT

Cordova Spit (TIXEN) Cordova Spit is located on the Saanich Peninsula and extends northward from Island View Beach pushing into Haro Strait and the waters of Saanichton Bay like the prow of a giant ship.  The northern half of the spit is municipal parkland owned by the municipality of Central Saanich. The lower half and

  • Sunflower at Newman Farm

NEWMAN FARM PARK

Newman Farm Park is a hidden treasure located among the pastoral farmlands of Central Saanich on the Sannich Pennisula. It is 6.6-hectare (16.6 acre) farm, established in 1897 extending in a narrow strip from Wallace Drive all the way to the waterfront on Saanichton Bay. What makes it particularly special is that the farm was

  • John Dean Provincial Park, Victoria, BC, Visitor in Victoria

JOHN DEAN PROVINCIAL PARK

ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱/John Dean Park is situated on top of Mount Newton, which overlooks the pastoral Saanich Peninsula, the Gulf Islands and the Cascade Mountains. John Dean Provincial Park is the only place left on the Saancih Peninsula where you can still walk through virgin stands of old-growth Douglas Fir forests and untouched Garry Oak meadows.

  • Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, BC

VICTORIA BUTTERFLY GARDENS

A Visit to Victoria Butterfly Gardens Victoria Butterfly Gardens isn’t just about butterflies; in fact, it is a complete tropical rain forest experience from the beautiful tropical gardens with over 200 species of tropical plants including carnivorous plants, to the beautiful ponds and streams teaming with Koi, waterfalls and bridges, free flying tropical birds, gorgeous