Francis King Regional Park
Francis King Regional Park
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Wendy F
Winnipeg, Canada88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We just completed the 3m Centennial Loop and while some spots early on were a bit close to the street once you got deeper into the trail it was amazing. The terrain had a lot of light elevation changes and varied terrain throughout so you felt like you were on a hike vs just a walk. The natural rain forest was spectacular with the different trees and smells. One small muddy area that was easily passable. The trails are all well marked. Highly recommend.
Written April 1, 2022
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McBab
Victoria, Canada93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
Many different trails and a nature house. Good for those using wheelchairs, walkers or scooter as there is a boardwalk that is fairly flat. The park entrance is well marked and maps at trail head. Can access through the Highlands, Prospect Lake area, or Burnside Road West.
Written March 8, 2016
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Paula J
Victoria, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
A deep forest with giant moss covered trees. In japan this is called forest bathing, a good place to come to regenerate and fill up on some beautiful forest oxygen
Written September 1, 2015
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Dave K
Victoria, Canada52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
For those who enjoy nature and a good hike. Extensive trail networks can make your day into a good workout including Thetis Lake park trails for those wanting more exercise. Dogs also enjoy the trails. Best to check the trail maps on line
https://www.crd.bc.ca/docs/default-source/parks-pdf/maps/francis-king-regional-park.pdf?sfvrsn=12
Written August 23, 2015
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Michael2029
Victoria, Canada36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
I was at this park twice in the past week - it's easy access from the city: Burnside West Road to Prospect Lake Road to Munn's Road and then follow the signs. I like the park in the spring because of the wildflowers, it shines if you want to see wildflowers (Shooting Star Trail). I just like the park in general because it affords hours of hiking through a variety of country: high ridge, marsh, old forest, etc. The reason I was at the park twice in the past week is that there are great horned owl chicks in a tree on one of the trails - there are also rufous hummingbirds, and... well there's always something different and if you're a birder - it's great.
Written May 14, 2015
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Kathleen B
Victoria, Canada550 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Our first outing to Francis King park saw us explore part of the Centennial Trail and then work our way toward the middle of the trail system. Compared to My Doug Park (also in Saanich), this one is not quite as well sign-posted. Our small amount of walking was mostly on single track which doesn't lend itself as much to chatting as you go.

The terrain is quite varied.

It's very quiet and rural and you really feel as though you're on your own in the middle of the forest. I totally recommend it to anyone wanting a leisurely 30 minute to stroll, to those who want to explore for hours.
Written May 6, 2015
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11,717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
This was our first experience at this beautiful location! Main entrance has an information center with washrooms at the back (non-flushing toilets) which were very clean! Pathways have been setup for all ages (young or old) as they are nicely identified. This 700 meter path is laid out with many benches or covered areas for individuals & or groups to enjoy. The gravel parking lot for your vehicle is adjacent to the pathway, please remember that the park is only open from dawn to dusk!
Written February 15, 2015
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Elizabeth p
Victoria, Canada25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Francis king park is open all year round in victoria. It is a provincial park dedicated to preserving the local flora, some of which is endangered of our area. The main walk is able to accommodate walkers, and has a few benches along the way. There are interesting signs telling about what you can see around you. In the spring of course the local wild flower bloom ,including skunk cabbage, chocolate lily, some orchids and many more,
. The main path is easy but side patches can be steep and slippery and good only for strong hikers. But all in all it is a delight to amble through on both sides of the road. Across the road from the parking lot takes you to more boggy parts in one direction, and through cedar forest ,the other direction. Go and enjoy M
Nature beauty and proliferation, flowers birds and more.
Written December 4, 2014
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Karen1616
557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014
This is such a nice walk..love the option of walking on the wooden boardwalk...great for wheelchairs and seniors!
Written August 14, 2014
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CWGross
Calgary, Canada299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Not very far from Victoria, about a half-hour drive from the downtown, and on the way to Butchart Gardens is this wonderful nature park. It has a nice accessible walking loop through the forest, but the real attraction for us kids from the prairies was the Heritage Grove... A group of towering Douglas Fir trees. The park is also home to one of my favourite animals, the banana slug. Why is it one of my favourites? I don't know, they're just so huge and neat! This wilderness place is well worth stopping off between the charming manicured Britishness of Victoria and Butchart Gardens.
Written May 22, 2019
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