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Parks & nature in Victoria

Park
“Petting zoo, peacocks, lilypads, and the end of the Terry Fox run. A wonderful expansive park right beside the ocean filled with community events, a putting course and gorgeous nature. ”
240 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Visitors can see seals & other marine life along this quaint floating pier with food kiosks & shops.”
112 locals recommend
Beach
“You must visit Dallas Rd. while here in Victoria. It boarders the best ocean views as well as stunning Beacon Hill Park. Lots to see and do here!”
81 locals recommend
Garden
“Truly a gem, no entrance fees, that even few locals know of. A tea house, an amazing costume museum(free) and beautiful grounds to walk around, and of course the history. And usually deer!”
29 locals recommend
Zoo
“Fun petting zoo for kids of all ages. Don't miss the goat stampede at the beginning and end of the day! They release all the baby goats out into their pen it's a production every day of the week. ”
26 locals recommend
Park
“Bright sunny beachside park. Dog, and walk friendly and often you will find people paragliding right above your head. Beautiful views of the Olympic mountains and the Trial Islands. Probably don't swim here though.”
15 locals recommend
Garden
“The gardens of Government House are open to the public free of charge from dawn to dusk daily. Formal Rose garden, iris garden, heather and rock garden, pond, and Garry Oak walkway are on display. Cary Castle Mews Interpretive Centre and Tea Room are open May through September. ”
16 locals recommend
Park
“A little-known spot, visited only by locals. Up on an elevation for a view of the city and one of the largest Garry Oak meadows on Vancouver Island, which gives it a special, magical quality.”
17 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Secret little spot where you can park your car and see the sunset! Watch the ducks and the marine life in the area.”
15 locals recommend
Park
“Follow the inner habour past Fisherman’s Wharf to Ogden Point. Walk along the Breakwater or continue onto Dallas Road.”
10 locals recommend
Trail
“A great trail for all walking and biking enthusiasts! There is a trailhead located just a 5 minute walk from our suite. Going east will lead you to downtown, goinf west will bring you out to Hatley Castle and eventually Sooke. ”
6 locals recommend
Beach
“One of Victoria's best kept secrets. Escape the tourist traps and enjoy the walk along Dallas road. Must love dogs (much of this area is an off leash dog park).”
6 locals recommend
Trail
“40km cycle rail trail, flat ride through farm country, towards Sooke from Waterlily - access off Glen Lake Rd. Grab a bike and ride. ”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Walk the path and find a stairway and meet the ocean. Stare at seagulls while they stare back. Walk along old sun-bleached driftwood and throw rocks into the surf. Now you are one of us. ”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Topaz park is a great sports field. It has a really beautiful soccer turf and great baseball diamonds. There are a couple of sets of bathrooms on the centre fields and upper fields . There’s a kids playground and one of those self propelled workout areas that we popular a few years back. There is also a lacrosse box that also doubles as road hockey. Topaz park is a very well utilized park by almost every sport. There are also many tournaments and special events held here like the Highland games. A good thing to note is that upper topaz is sometimes referred to as Glasgow Park. Nobody calls it that but it can be on softball schedules as that.”
3 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“A long, gentle stroll with a beautiful view of Victoria's waterfront. On most days you can see the Olympic Mountains in the USA”
1 local recommends