• Mill Hill Regional Park in Victoria, BC


A little-known oasis of nature, this park exemplifies the exquisite beauty and ecological wealth of our region. Walk through cool woodland and climb to the summit (203m) for spectacular views.


  • Delicate wildflowers and arbutus, Douglas-fir and Garry oak
  • Views of Esquimalt Harbour, Victoria and the surrounding hills and mountains
  • Trail connecting with Thetis Lake Regional Park

Trail Rating: Moderate to Challenging
Size: 71.33 hectares
Location: Atkins Avenue in Langford
Established: 1981
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Things to Do

Visitors can discover a variety of environments in this park. Hike on trails that meander past a Douglas-fir forest, a Garry oak ecosystem and a rocky hilltop. Take in breathtaking views overlooking Esquimalt Harbour and a scenic panorama of the Victoria area. At the summit, visit the Regional Parks 35th Anniversary peak-finder cairn, built from stones found at the summit and mounted on the foundations of a Forest Service lookout tower.

For more adventurous hikers, a trail winds down the eastern side of Mill Hill and connects with a trail to Thetis Lake Regional Park on the other side of the Trans-Canada Highway.

There is an information kiosk, accessible grassy picnic area, bike rack and accessible toilets off the parking lot.

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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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