A couple having a picnic in Beacon Hill

Picnics in the Park

Whether you’re seeking shade on a warm summer day or looking for a relaxing fall activity, Victoria is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic. And with Greater Victoria’s large number of parks and beaches, as well as forest and lake-side options, there really is a picnic spot for everyone.

We’ve assembled a few favourites that include stellar views as well as vibes ranging from family fun to romantic. Whether you’re thinking breakfast, lunch or moonlit meal, we’ve got a picnic spot for you!

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Family Fun

A picnic with the family can be a great option for those with energetic young ones. Kids can run and play, grabbing bites to munch on as they please. Two great park options are Beacon Hill Park and Cadboro-Gyro Park. 

Earn Your Picnic with a Hike

Stretching your legs and getting into more nature-based spaces is a great way to “earn” your picnic. Elk/Beaver Lake Park and Swan Lake are two beautiful areas with a wilder feel, where you can enjoy the natural surroundings and your al fresco meal.

Bring on the Romance

Day or evening, Dallas Road and its breezy pathway offers the ultimate setting for walking hand-in hand as you scout out a private location for a picnic for two. At the Clover Point Park area, you’ll see dogs playing, kites dancing in the wind, and if you walk down to the water-level, you’ll find lots of places to enjoy the company of just one another. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular here, as are the starry skies.

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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.