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Parks, gardens and beaches in and around Victoria, BC

  • 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 the farm was owned

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

JOHN DEAN PROVINCIAL PARK

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. You

  • 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

  • Coles Bay Regional Park, Victoria, BC, Visitor in Victoria, Parks in Victoria

COLES BAY REGIONAL PARK

A small park in a quiet neighborhood leading down to the Saanich Inlet - that's Coles Bay Regional Park! At just under 9 acres, this park is the perfect place for a short stroll, or a picnic with the family.  The path is fairly level but not really wheelchair accessible if you want to reach

  • Dominion Brook Park Sign, Victoria, BC Visitor in Victoria

DOMINION BROOK PARK

Dominion Brook Park is located in North Saanich, close to the airport on East Saanich Road, across the street from the Panorama Rec. Centre.  (See map below for address and location) It's not a large park - only about 11 acres - but it packs in a lot of beauty in a small space! 

  • Spring flowers Victoria, BC, Visitor in Victoria

SPRINGTIME IN VICTORIA

March 30, 2017 It's finally starting to look like spring in Victoria!  It might be a bit late this year but Mother Nature is making up for that! Take a deep breath ... can you smell all the wonderful flowers? These photos were taken in Esquimalt ... just a short drive from downtown Victoria. 

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