Beacon Hill Park

Local nameBeacon Hill Park
LocationVictoria, British Columbia, Canada

Beacon Hill Park is a 75 ha park located along the shore of Juan de Fuca Strait in Victoria, British Columbia. The park is popular both with tourists and locals, and contains a number of amenities including woodland and shoreline trails, two playgrounds, a waterpark, playing fields, a petting zoo, tennis courts, many ponds, and landscaped gardens.

The land was originally set aside as a protected area by Sir James Douglas, governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island in 1858. In 1882, the land was officially made a municipal park of the City of Victoria, and given its present name. The name is derived from a small hill overlooking the Strait, upon which once stood navigational beacons. The hill is culturally significant, having been a burial site for the First Nations Coast Salish people, who are the original inhabitants of the Greater Victoria region. It provides scenic vistas of the Strait and the Olympic Mountains of Washington.

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Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle from 33 USD

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beacon_Hill_Park

Official website http://www.beaconhillpark.ca/

Address Beacon Hill Park Victoria, BC, Canada

Coordinates 48°24'42.332" N -123°21'47.814" E

Tours and activities: Beacon Hill Park

Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle

from 33 USD

2-Day Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour with Overnight at the Inn at Laurel Point

from 418 USD

Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

from 42 USD

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