Parks in Victoria

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Parks in Victoria

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  • ManitobaNic
    Manitoba422 contributions
    Just wanted to see the moss lady.
    Found 3 friendly peacocks. Lots of ducks. Park looks well maintained. I wish we could drive through it. Found parking by the duck pond. Free.
    Written December 8, 2022
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  • Merrowmum
    Guildford, UK1,004 contributions
    This small park is well worth a visit due to its stunning totem poles and long house (which I’m guessing is not normally open to visitors). Next door is the original school house for St Ann’s academy and you can also see some older totem poles and other statues, taken in the 1950s, in a display in the museum which is completely visible from the path next to the park. It is very good to note that two of these items have now been returned to the descendents of their original owners,
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • SGG2013
    Tiny, Canada55 contributions
    We drove up to this park to enjoy the views. It was very cold but we walked around a bit and marvelled at the impressive vistas.
    Written January 29, 2022
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  • SuperDave47
    Brandon, Canada1,380 contributions
    Shoreline is home to several species of waterfowl, southward views of the Olympic Mountains and Hurricane Ridge, hold onto your hats!
    Written December 6, 2021
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  • RobertMJThompson
    Victoria, Canada710 contributions
    Very worth while to have a wee walk around the smooth rock surface of this park. Watch boaters launch their craft and student sailors in the distance. Plenty of parking, several benches and tables to share a picnic. Lovely view of the ocean.
    Written July 31, 2020
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  • Wendy F
    Winnipeg, Canada18 contributions
    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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  • RobertMJThompson
    Victoria, Canada710 contributions
    We recently saw a news clip about a sand sculpture in this park so we hopped into the car for a local adventure. We've been to ths park near Cadboro Village many times so we new it was a great one for children and adults alike. There is a large washroom/changeroom here, gobs of parking, lots of field space for a picnic and plenty of fun climbing structures for children aged 3-10. The beach has sand and driftwood, lots of benches and a cove-like vista where small sailboats are used to train wanna be sailors. The sand work isn't as extensive as Parksville but it's beautiful and only there for a limited time.
    Written July 31, 2020
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  • Toni
    Edmonton, Canada1,619 contributions
    A nice break to sit and enjoy after wandering around the waterfront. It was quiet as there were not many tourists wandering around yet at 8 in the morning.
    Written September 1, 2020
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  • noraJL
    Victoria272 contributions
    Good location and parking is fairly easy and so much to do as a family. Has bathrooms and a lunch bar with basic menu.nothing fancy and mostly frozen items to heat up or fry.
    Written January 3, 2018
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  • LarryJ917
    Issaquah, WA744 contributions
    From what I understand, the city of Victoria has done an exemplary job of cleaning up this whole area, and the park is a great place to just spend some time near the city relaxing in a peaceful, natural setting.
    Written August 25, 2019
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  • RobertMJThompson
    Victoria, Canada710 contributions
    This park is within the municipal borders of Oak Bay. Easily accessed from the ample parking lot at Cattle Point, walk across Beach Drive and immediately find a natural oasis of of tranquility. The criss-cross of trails are not marked but you can't get lost as you are surrounded by multi million dollar homes. The Garry Oaks are magnificent. There are rock outcrops and ample grassy space for one of those blanket picnics you remember from childhood. There are some nature interpretive signs and a spectacular war memorial (rare in that the statue is of a woman) built by the people of Oak Bay.
    Written September 1, 2020
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  • mgoliver48
    Victoria, Canada13 contributions
    Endangered orca/killer whales occasionally frequent this area.
    Side streets also have many character = Victorian houses. The annual Tour de Victoria bike route knows where to go!
    Written February 14, 2017
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  • RobertMJThompson
    Victoria, Canada710 contributions
    I was happy to hear that city planners envision improvements for this tired looking space. The only draw is a quiet area away from the Douglas/Government Street traffic. Even then there are not many seating spots. The bathroom has been renovated, There is a newish stage area used by local artists, but the fountain has lost it's lustre as a focal point. How about a game area? More of a garden? In summer there are more activities and this Christmas there is supposed to be a mammoth light display. Let's hope this square starts to sparkle again.
    Written November 5, 2019
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  • RobertMJThompson
    Victoria, Canada710 contributions
    For the view of the Juan de Fuca Strait (Salish Sea) this place is hard to beat. Driving east on Dallas Rd.(it will change names), continue following the shore line past Gonzales Bay and watch closely for the entrance to your right as you rise the steep hill. There is parking for 2 dozen cars, benches and a path that winds downhill to a residential area by the sea edge. Technically this park is in Oak Bay so some GPS devices may register that name rather than Victoria. Enjoy the fresh salt air breezes you will always find here.
    Written July 6, 2018
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  • RobertMJThompson
    Victoria, Canada710 contributions
    Municipal parks are often underrated, yet they serve the local community and can become a nice place to visit. This park is still considered in the City of Victoria even though it is across the Inner Harbor bridge (take either Bay St. or Johnson St. to get there). The grassy area is bordered by Wilson, Bay and Esquimalt Streets. There is a large skatepark on the south side, a small bowling green is nearby, a ball field, a kids' playground and washrooms in the northeast corner. Parking is available on site and additional parking is at an outdoor mall if you fancy a bit of shopping. The city could consider planting more trees to enhance the property but otherwise it's a pleasant place for a stroll or a picnic.
    Written November 12, 2019
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