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Parks, gardens and beaches in and around Victoria, BC

  • Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, BC


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

  • The Institute of Ocean Sciences Building

Institute of Ocean Sciences & Pacific Geoscience Centre

The Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) located in North Saanich on the Patricia Bay, is home to the federal departments of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). IOS is one of Canada’s largest marine institutes and is an important link in Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s nationwide chain of nine major scientific

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


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 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


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. 

  • Mt. Work Regional Park, Victoria BC


Mount Work is one of the largest regional parks, and is the dominant hill on the horizon from many vantage points in Saanich, Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula. This popular recreation spot offers a variety of landscapes and activities. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO A PDF MAP OF THE PARK. Features Three freshwater lakes

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