Most Beautiful Parks in Victoria

Butchart Gardens

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Being the Capital of British Columbia, situated in Vancouver Island, Victoria is a true paradise for nature lovers because of its picturesque landscape. Stunning scenery and uniquely wonderful gardens are waiting for all those tourists who are looking for the best spot for relaxation in the beauty of the nature. For those who would like to flock to the city’s park, this short guide will help you find the most representative ones. So here it is a list with the: “most beautiful parks in Victoria.”

Butchart Gardens

It is considered to be the most popular tourist attraction in the city, because it is home for a huge floral display garden, showcasing varied gardens like the: Rose Garden, Sunken Garden and Japanese Garden. The park was designed as a National Historic Site of Canada, receiving hundreds of visitors daily.

Hatley Park

Hatley Park Castle

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The Hatley Park is known as one of the National Historic Sites of Canada and it also hosts the fascinating Hatley Castle, which gained its popularity for being home for varied film scenes which took place here, such as: X-Men and Smallville. The Hatley Park also holds a guided walking tour presenting the park’s history.

Gonzales Hill Regional Park

Being just 10 minutes away from downtown city, Gonzales Hill Regional Park is a small park with a great atmosphere for strolling around. The main attraction of the park is the heritage building of the Gonzales Observatory, which in the past served as a weather station. So hit the park and enjoy the unparalleled views of the city to the Sooke Hills and Olympic Mountains.

Beacon Hill Park

It is one of the oldest parks in the downtown of the city. The park host the famous annual festival of lights: Luminara Community Lantern Festival. In the park there is the opportunity for visitors to take a horse-drown ride all away around the park. There is a zoo, for children and they can enjoy a trip to the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm. The farm provides economical and educational form of entertainment for the whole family.

Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park

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The most interesting features of the park are the impressive display of totem poles. The park is a tourist landmark for more than 50 years. The carving studio, St Anne’s Schoolhouse, Helmcken House and the authentic Kwakwaka’wakw big house can all be found in the park. The park is known to be as a part of the Royal BC Museum Cultural Precinct.

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