Gardens & Parks
Victoria has long been known as the "City of Gardens." With our mild climate, gardening is a year round passion which has resulted in an abundant array of gardens world renowned for their beauty and individual charm.
As early as March 1 every year Victoria enjoys over two billion blooms and we do an annual flower count to prove it. We also have a hanging basket tradition that spans over 75 years. Hanging baskets are placed on downtown lampposts every June to signal the start of summer. When Victoria's baskets were first introduced, the practice of hanging flower baskets in public areas was limited to a few European cities. Our hanging flower baskets are now a trademark recognized around the world.
Beacon Hill Park is Victoria's main urban green space with over 190 acres (75 hectares) to explore. Located adjacent to Victoria's southern shore, it includes numerous playing fields, manicured gardens, exotic species of plants and animals such as wild peacocks, a petting zoo and views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic mountain range. The sport of cricket has been played in Beacon Hill Park since the mid-nineteenth century. Each summer, Beacon Hill Park plays host to several outdoor concerts and the Luminara Community Lantern Festival.
Victoria, BC V8S 1H4
Phone: (250) 598-8096
Fax: (250) 598-8076
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8
Phone: (250) 652-4422 Toll Free: (866) 652-4422
Fax: (250) 652-3883
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J5
Phone: (250) 652-3822 Toll Free: (877) 722-0272
Fax: (250) 652-4683
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7
Phone: (250) 479-6162
Fax: (250) 479-6047
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
Phone: (250) 391-2666 Toll Free: 1-866-241-0674
Fax: (250) 391-2620
For more information on nearby parks check out these helpful links:
British Columbia Parks: Discover the many parks in British Columbia.
Capital Regional Parks: Over 30 parks for your outdoors enjoyment on Vancouver Island.
Saanich Parks: Explore parks right near downtown Victoria.