Gonzales Hill Observatory (Walbran Park)

Denison RD Victoria BC .

    Enjoy the views from this protected natural landscape in the heart of the city. This small park features unparalleled views of Victoria, Juan de Fuca Strait, the Olympic mountains and the Sooke Hills from the highest point of land (66m) on the south coast of Vancouver Island, and rocky knolls from which to appreciate them. It is also habitat for California quail, rare wildflowers and a stand of Garry oak trees. Gonzales Observatory, a weather station for 75 years and now a heritage building perches at the top of the hill. For more information, please email Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Centre at [email protected], or phone 250-953-2033 or toll-free 800-663-3883.

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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.