GONZALES HILL REGIONAL PARK

  • Gonzales Hill Regional Park Victoria BC Visitor in Victoria

GONZALES HILL REGIONAL PARK

Gonzales Hill Regional Park is a true gem with breathtaking views!

Enjoy the views from this protected natural landscape in the heart of the city.Gonzales Regional Park in Victoria BC Visitor in Victoria

Features

  • Unparalleled views of Victoria, Juan de Fuca Strait, the Olympic mountains and the Sooke Hills
  • Habitat for California quail, rare wildflowers and a stand of Garry oak trees
  • Gonzales Observatory, a weather station for 75 years, now a heritage building

Gonzales Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC Visitor in VictoriaTrail Rating: Easy
Size: 1.80 hectares
Location: Denison Road in Victoria/Oak Bay
Established: 1992
Hours: sunrise to sunset

Things to Do

This small park offers stunning ocean views from the highest point of land (66m) on the south coast of Vancouver Island, and rocky knolls from which to appreciate them. The sunset views over downtown Victoria and the distant Sooke Hills are particularly spectacular.

Come for a visit in the spring, when wildflowers bloom in the Garry oak meadows.

Amenities

Parking Lot Public Transit

How to Get There

From Victoria, follow Fairfield Road, which turns into Beach Drive in Oak Bay Municipality. Turn right on Denison Road, which leads to the park entrance on the right. Allow approximately 10 minutes driving time from downtown Victoria.

Public Transportation

Take BC Transit bus #7 to Fairfield Road at Foul Bay Road. The park is approximately a 1.5- kilometre walk from the bus stop. Contact BC Transit for schedule information.

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About the Author:

I've lived in Victoria over 30 years and I still can't believe how great this city really is! My husband, Bruce, and I have traveled the world but coming home to Victoria is still quite often a celebration. Together, we want to share our love of the city and the area by giving you an 'insider's' insights of where to go - what to do - and how to get there!

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