You have got to go here…Beacon Hill Park – Victoria, B.C.
Everyone visits Central Park when in New York City and Golden Gate Park when visiting San Francisco, but I am here to tell you that there are some awesome smaller parks just waiting to be discovered in cities all over the world. One of those parks that is a must visit is Beacon Hill in Victoria, B.C. Located just a few minutes on foot from the Inner Harbour (where you most likely entered Canada via boat), Beacon Hill Park is worth the trip! I have to admit that the initial reason I chose to visit was so I could go to the children’s farm (more on that later). I was pleasantly surprised by how un-ordinary this park was. To my eyes wonderment…it was like stepping into a fairytale. The trees, the bridges, the wildlife were superb! I was enchanted. These are just a few examples of the wonder that was at every turn! Not only was there lush green all around, but the flowers were literally like beacons (excuse the pun) waving you over to take a closer look. It was honestly so fun imaging you were in a a different time…so spend some time dreaming and getting swept away!
When you are ready to get back to reality, head towards the Children’s Farm! The farm is a great place for kids of all ages to explore – for a small donation of $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children (CAD $), it is an extreme value. There are peacocks, mini-horses, chickens, donkey’s and goats OH MY! While it is not very big, there is tons of stuff to see!
Aside from the animals being so cute and cuddly, the people who worked there were so friendly and willing to answer any questions or help with anything!
Don’t let the name fool you, this farm isn’t just for children’s and I highly suggest you call your inner child and invite them to play. On a side note, the farm closes during early fall and winter so check the website before you go.
Are you asking yourself…is that it? NOPE, but I am tasking you with going and discovering the rest on your own. So do yourself a favor, put on your walking shoes, pack a snack and go explore Beacon Hill Park – you will be glad you did!