Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park, Victoria: Address, Phone Number, Beacon Hill Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Beacon Hill Park
4.5
About
This park holds a tree planted by Winston Churchill in 1929.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Beacon Hill Park
Popular mentions

4.5
4,020 reviews
Excellent
2,769
Very good
1,043
Average
160
Poor
19
Terrible
29

sharonr806
Victoria, Canada286 contributions
Beautiful park
Jul. 2021
As of July 5 2021 the park is a very pleasant place to visit. Most of the homeless have been moved out so you don't have to walk around bike chop shops and tents. You'll find some campers coming in after 3 pm when park staff leave. Also there are campers around the Mile Zero road of the park.

As fall arrives tents will likely appear again as people migrate to the coast to overwinter in the parks and it's unlikely they will be banned. Check Friends of Beacon Hill Park for the update on the lawsuit to ban camping.

The zoo is open. The flower gardens are pretty and some of the heron babies are still in the nests. Rose garden is in full bloom. Let's hope the band shell will have some weekend concerts as happened in the past years pre covid.
Written July 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gypsychick
Canada55 contributions
Cleanup in Beacon Hill Park
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

travelnut360
Vancouver109 contributions
Homeless has taken over
Apr. 2021
The park looks quite nice if you can overlook the number of tents that belong to the homeless and the parking lot that has people living in campers. I wouldn't be comfortable walking alone due to the number of sketchy people.
Written May 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SplendorSineOccasu
World3 contributions
Beacon Hill park - more like Tweakin' Hill Park - Not a safe place to visit
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

1980Donna1986
Victoria, Canada38 contributions
Wonderful Place
May 2021 • Couples
Can't get enough of this place. I love everything from the gardens to the petting zoo. The tents of course do take away but it's temporary and the place is still worth the visit. My daughter and I walk through trying to identify the trees and flowers with PlantNet App. Great time for us We'd like if some of these were labeled but understand this is labor intensive. Can't wait for the zoo to open. Oh yes, the peacocks really put on a show.
Written May 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MTB63
Victoria, Canada11 contributions
BHP - Not a place to visit
Apr. 2021
This Park is NOT SAFE to visit.

There are many many criminals housed in the park - there is open drug use, discarded needles, stolen property, and quite a bit of litter. Many assaults, thefts, and sadly 1 death have all taken place within the boundaries of the park in recent months.

DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN HERE!!!

It is not safe until ALL tents are removed and 24/7 camping is stopped!
Written April 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

4ts2015
Vancouver, British Columbia26 contributions
Ducks
Mar. 2021 • Family
Taking all the reviews into account, we went with our teenagers being cautiously optimistic. It paid off for us. Sure there were lots of tents and tarps, but we talked about it ahead of time and during out visit as well. It was good for our kids to see the diversity of life. You can’t exactly forget or ignore that there are people with different realities than ours in our shared society.

There was an abundance of ducks in the park, which were fun to watch and we also came across a peacock who was beautiful. We saw several families, bikers, joggers and walkers. We walked from the entrance to the ocean and had a great time.
Written March 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Guest
Warrington8 contributions
Stay away; overrun with homeless living in tents
Mar. 2021 • Family
A beautiful city space has been overrun with homeless tent residents. Normally people flock to the park, joggers, cyclists, families with small children and elderly folk, all used to feel safe at Beacon Hill Park. No longer since the city is now taken over with homeless peopl. Shame on the city of Victoria. What a dump!!
Written March 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Meghan Oxenbury
Vancouver Island, Canada40 contributions
Use with caution
Mar. 2021 • Family
Used to love visiting this park and seeing the ducks and squirrels. Sadly I am no longer going back while visiting Victoria as the mayor has allowed over 200 homeless tents to be set up. I don't have an issue with homeless but there are major safety concerns as the last two times I was there I was threatened by males who were seeking shelter in the park by the pond. The amount of garbage and needles are also very alarming. Please be careful with children and pets!

Use park with caution!!
Written March 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Clowncilor
1 contribution
Sad
Mar. 2021 • Solo
Disgusting. Now the entire park is filled with tents and needles and open drug use and violence. Thank you Mayor Liesa and Clowncil!
Written March 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 3,724
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing