It has been a park belonging to the city of Victoria since 1882. It's beautifully landscaped, and manicured with bridges, lakes and ponds, and an alpine and rock garden.
There are many exotic and native trees, including Garry Oak, Arbutus, Douglas-fir, Western Red Cedar, birch, willow and maples; just to name a few.
Beacon Drive In: The BEST PLACE to grab a coffee or tea, milkshake, soft serve cone, oyster burger (all hamburgers), fries or breakfast, all to eat in or take out! It's been a Victoria tradition for many years.
Victoria Luminara Community Lantern Celebration: The bright and colorful community gathering happens once a year. It is a favourite among Victorians, and tourists. For more information, please read my entry titled: Victoria Luminara Festival.
And the website is: www.luminaravictoria.com
The Park's website: http://www.beaconhillpark.com/