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Vancouver Island Sights

Beacon Hill Park

  • Bordered by Douglas St., Southgate St., and Cook St. Map It
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This 154-acre park links downtown Victoria to the waterfront. Its rambling lawns overlook the Pacific Ocean, the Olympic Mountains, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Kite-fliers, hang gliders, and dog walkers are numerous. Take your photo at the Mile 0 marker of the Trans-Canada Highway, at the foot of Douglas Street. Beacon Hill includes ponds where you can feed ducks, jogging and walking paths, flowers and gardens, a cricket pitch, and a petting zoo (open daily 10–4). There's live music in the bandshell on summer evenings, and on Saturday nights in August the Victoria Film Festival screens free movies.

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Bordered by Douglas St., Southgate St., and Cook St., Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 3T2, Canada

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