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“Get out and walk if you can”
Review of Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park
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US$44.16*
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Victorian Gardens and Seaside Vistas Pedicab Tour
Ranked #3 of 203 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This park holds a tree planted by Winston Churchill in 1929.
Reviewed 30 July 2013

It's easy to forget that you are just about in the downtown part of Victoria. The garden staff do a wonderful job of keeping everything beautiful and clean. Recent changes (on a trial period in 2013) have made the park less accessible to those who can't walk. Parking is far from the paths and flower gardens and waterfalls, so hopefully you can walk without assistance. The children's petting zoo is a great place to visit. There is a 'goat stampede' twice a day as the goats are herded to and from their day place to their night place. There is history attached to the park as well. First Nations people used to set up their homes on the shore for fishing. The park itself was set aside by Sir James Douglas right at the beginning of the city of Victoria and for that I thank him.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

LOVE THE PETTING ZOO! This is an amazing park so close to the city and ocean! Worth the time to visit!

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Reviewed 26 July 2013

This park is one of the oldest in our Country. There are wild parts and maintained gardens. I think the City does the best job it can but it really should be money from the other municipalities (read CRD) to maintain it as people from the area go there.

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Reviewed 26 July 2013

The gardens and water features are amazing and you can easily forget that you are in the city. I walk past the children's farm which wasn't open yet, but I could see that it was very clean and organized. You have a great view of the Olympic Mountains and the water from the hill and you can easily walk down to the water front park from the top of the hill. It's a great place to visit anytime of the day.

Thank Dave D
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Made for a nice early morning or evening stroll while visiting Victoria. Close to the business district, but you would never know it. Very peaceful... watch for the deer and peacocks.

Thank Lou B
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