Beacon Hill Park
Beacon Hill Park
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This park holds a tree planted by Winston Churchill in 1929.
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  • Usia2014
    Calgary, Canada1,885 contributions
    Lovely park in the city
    It’s a must visit for us every time we are in Victoria! This park is kept very clean with amazing flower beds and landscaping. There is always something new that is worth seeing along with the tallest totem and mile 0. It’s a great place to go for a walk, relax, have a picnic or take in the beauty of the surroundings.
    Visited June 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 9, 2023
  • Jonique Life
    Australia2,540 contributions
    Beacon Hill Park
    This park is very beautiful and extremely green! There are heaps of different gardens to see and unique statues and displays. It’s a perfect place for a walk, picnic or just a place to relax! We spent about 45 minutes here, if you go for a walk it’s very flat and easy! “Jonique Life” If you find value in our reviews please consider following our social media outlets on Facebook and Instagram as we highlight magical places you can add to your ever growing bucket list.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Larry J
    Kelowna, Canada190 contributions
    Very nice park, but a good map available for visitors to find everything would be useful.
    Generally a nice, expansive park. Very hard to follow the map that I had to find everything. We tried to see everything, but there were a couple of things that we could not find. Nice garden and lake/water areas. Loved the Peacocks. The park was generally clean, but the area immediately surrounding many of the garbage cans had litter strewn everywhere. It looked bad and we didn't see anyone rushing to clean it up. It's been many years since we've been there. A worthy visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Voyager783878
    Atlanta, Georgia3 contributions
    A walk in nature
    We startled a deer upon entering this exquisite park. Shortly thereafter a peacock flew over our heads. Beautiful garden, animals to observe, lovely walkways. One of our favorite spots!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Jean-Pierre B
    6 contributions
    Worth the small walk while downtown
    Great park from walking distance. Plants, wild animals. Nice fountains, totems, flowers. Must see while in the city. We saw turtles, ducks, elks, peacocks, etc. Nice rose garden.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • sdurkin24
    St. Petersburg, Florida157 contributions
    Best part of Victoria
    Sigh, this is one of the loveliest parks in which I have been able to visit, and that's compared to places like St James and Central parks in London and NYC. It's well groomed, beautiful trees, flowers, gardens. Bridges and sculptures, architecture to appreciate, stepping in you immediately feel peaceful and rested even though you are still right in the city. And the wildlife is amazing - saw rabbits, deer, just grazing like they're out in the wild. Just such a wonderful walk and my favorite part of Victoria.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 7, 2023
  • nationalbiscuit
    Seattle, Washington585 contributions
    Beautiful park!
    What a beautiful space! I wish I could have spent more time here. There is a petting zoo, wonderful gardens and the largest totem pole in the world! Definitely worth a stroll, lots of great nature.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 23, 2023
  • lockandgo
    Armstrong, Canada467 contributions
    A Must See
    If in Victoria, set aside some time to visit Beacon Hill Park. Great location right near fisherman's wharf. Plenty of hotels nearby. You can just stroll by the numerous ponds and gardens or take a horse drawn tour. Lots of food choices within minutes......well worth it!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 5, 2023
  • RobertMJThompson
    Victoria, Canada750 contributions
    A place of peace
    This is the first place I bring my guests when they stay with me in Victoria. It's a great location for a picnic, a stroll amongst a variety of mature trees and beautifully maintained gardens, a silent meditation beside tranquil ponds, stream side or fountains. The rare Garry Oak can be found here, there are concerts at the small stage, birdlife aplenty and a petting zoo nearby. Free parking is available and a small splash area for kids.
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 22, 2023
  • Mark T
    Aberdeen, Washington2,834 contributions
    Nice green space in the heart of Victoria
    Beacon Hill Park is a beautiful large park a short walk from the harbor and downtown. the park has a petting zoo for kids. many trails. a putting green and a unique sculpture called the Moss Lady if you can find it,its also one of the stops on Victoria's Hop Onn Hop Off tour
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
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Harold W
Victoria, Canada1,682 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
I used to really love this park. Now it is occupied by tenters from all over the Province. Who knows? Perhaps from all over the Country? I really don’t understand the lack of enforcement on bylaws but somehow we’ve come to permit unauthorized occupation. The one time we moved or requested the tenters to move was to protect sensitive areas. That is a sad reality. Move to another part of the park because of the damage they are causing to the environment. Well, they are violating “no overnight” stays. Taxpayers must be getting frustrated by lack of disciplined leadership.
Written August 3, 2020
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Dave G
Victoria, Canada45 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
Be careful if you visit this park. The City of Victoria is allowing the homeless to camp in the park and that brings open drug use. If you have kids watch them closely and anything they pick up. Until the park is cleaned of syringes and other drug paraphernalia I do not recommend it for families.
Written July 27, 2020
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Daydream34093070210
1 contribution
Jul 2020
Proceed with caution. This beautiful park is now infested with squatters after city council permitted permanent homeless camps to be set up during Covid-19. The open invitation has attracted the rough sort from far and wide, who are careless of the rare and endangered flora and fauna and a threat to park goers.
Written July 20, 2020
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john graham
13 contributions
Mar 2021
What was once the "jewel of Victoria" has been taken oven by over 200 homeless tents and their occupants.

It seems the city and mayor of Victoria are no longer concerned that this major tourist attraction in the absolute heart off this city should be maintained for the benefit of all.

Security is an issue and open drug use and garbage are of concern.
Written March 9, 2021
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SplendorSineOccasu
World3 contributions
May 2021
I visited Beacon Hill Park over the weekend. I witnessed a man brandish a knife and threaten a man and his family by the children's playground. As a matter of public safety, please consider this review as a travel advisory to not visit this park, and the city, until the addicts and homeless are better managed.
Written May 6, 2021
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Gypsychick
Victoria, Canada56 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Overnight camping is now banned from the park and council meets today to ban day camping as well for the next two years. Work is being done now to repair the damage and the park is getting back to it's former self. Hopefully this is a learning experience for the mayor and her council. Come and enjoy this beautiful park again and especially all the animals in the petting zoo.
Written June 2, 2021
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Annie B
Norfolk, UK186 contributions
Jun 2022
Beacon Hill park wasn't on our 'to do' list, but our hotel wasn't far away and we wanted a relaxing morning so decided to take a look. We are so glad we did! A beautiful place, almost like an arboretum with peacocks strolling around, squirrels scuttling about and baby ducklings on the pond. Lovely fountains and lakes bursting with water lilies, a real feast for the senses. Great play areas if you have young children and there is a petting zoo which we didn't visit but it seemed very popular.
A nice place to 'get lost' in - a few more large maps showing where you are would have been helpful, but we think we saw most of the park. A lovely place to spend a couple of hours.
Written June 16, 2022
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Travel Guy
Nanaimo, Canada40 contributions
Oct 2020
Disgusting with all the shameless "tenters" I would be thrown out on my butt if I tried to set up a tent where ever I wanted. City need to grow a back bone and clean up the park. Wait maybe no time with council members travelling during a recommended travel restrictions......"WHAT???.........Too bad City of Victoria is letting a gem be consumed and ruined by a few people and the city stands by and watches it deteriorate. Do not come to the park and walk though it. You get harrassed etc. NOT a nice place to go anymore - sad to see it so bad as I grew up in Victoria. Clean up the park City of Victoria!!!!!!
Written January 6, 2021
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Raymond R
Edmonton, Canada36 contributions
Aug 2020
Butchart gardens is beautiful as always. Beautiful gardens and amazing flowers abound. The petting zoo is closed of course with COVID, the park was quite due to this which IMO is a good thing. The only negative as we strolled through the park with family is the tents place in between the trees, its quite interesting to see they have allowed this during covid wheras normally there would be no such thing allowed. Be prepared to stay on the main paths to avoid most tents (although some were even in fields).
Written August 19, 2020
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Ruby
Mississauga, Canada1 contribution
May 2020
This was once such a stunning place and now it's turned into housing for drug dealers and drug users. When did all this drug use become legal? Why are we doing SO MUCH for those who go out of their way to ruin society?? This place is disgusting and drug dealers need to be thrown in jail plain and simple. Do not take your kids here! All our city cares about is taking tax dollars. Lets all work harder so that druggies have a safe place to stay.
Written March 10, 2021
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