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Beacon Hill Park Victoria BC: Something for Everyone

 It’s no wonder Beacon Hill Park Victoria BC is popular with visitors and locals alike with so many things to do for people of all ages. The park consists of over 200 acres of natural beauty, landscaped gardens and adventure spaces awaiting for you, just steps from the downtown core. 

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There are two main vehicle entrances to the park – Arbutus Way off Southgate (closest to downtown) and Circle Drive off Douglas Street. The city continues to experiment with reducing traffic in the park, so if one of the entrances is closed to vehicular traffic, just drive around to the other.

Beacon Hill Park Victoria BC for Kids

The variety of activities for kids in this park is awesome. The enormous watering can is a unique addition to a traditional splash pad and the two large and recently upgraded playgrounds are a child’s paradise. 

The one-hectare play area located at the eastern side of the park, across from the lawn bowling club, is known as the Cook Street Playground. It features a 25-metre long zipline, two net climbers, accessible swings, play structures and more. The play area is connected via a foot path to an outdoor fitness circuit, that are becoming more and more popular in public parks. 

But one of the most beloved areas for people of all ages has got to be the petting zoo at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm and the most anticipated activity is the “running of the goats”. Each morning, shortly after opening for the day, the goats are let out of their overnight pens and run down the path towards the goat enclosure where they spend the day being adored. People of all ages are welcome inside the enclosure where they can pet and cuddle with the goats and maybe even be licked by a friendly little guy.

Note the petting zoo and water parks are open seasonally throughout the summer months.

Not Just a Park for Kids

You don’t have to bring kids to enjoy the amenities of the park which features:

  • Cameron Bandshell featuring live performers and outdoor movies in the summer
  • Beautifully manicured gardens including the enclosed Rose Garden that contains 150 roses in a variety of colours and species
  • Tranquil ponds with water features
  • Golf putting green
  • Tennis courts
  • Soccer field
  • Lawn bowling club
  • Cricket pitch
  • Baseball diamond
  • Picnic tables and picnic shelter
  • Washroom facilities
  • Walking paths
  • Free-roaming peacocks
  • Outdoor fitness circuit
  • One of the world’s tallest free-standing totem poles

The park also has the distinction of Mile “0” marking the western end (or the western beginning, depending on how you look at it) of the 8,000 km Trans-Canada Highway. 

There are no food or beverage amenities on site but just walk across Douglas Street to the Beacon Drive-In for some of the best burgers and ice cream around. 

Whether you enjoy the park for recreation, adventure or relaxation, Beacon Hill Park Victoria BC is an oasis in the city for all to enjoy.  

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