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Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Pak is located along the shore of Juan de Fuca Strait in the city of Victoria, British Columbia, and it covers an area around 200 acres. Originally the land was set aside as a protected area by the governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island in 1858. Later, in 1882, the park was designated as a municipal park of the city and named for the two beacons on Mount Beacon.

The hill has a cultural significance that it has been a burial site for the First Nations Coast Salish people who were the original inhabitants of the Greater Victoria region. The park consists of gardens and playing fields for children.

Since 1985, the Koenders family has been operating the Beacon Hill Children farm with the Beacon Hill Farm Society, which was formed in 2004. The farm provides both an educational and economical form of entertainment for the whole family. It offers an awe-inspiring view of the Strait and the Olympic Mountains of Washington.

You can see different species of birds inside the park including raccoons, river otters, squirrels, and many more. Moreover, the Beacon Hill Park includes ponds, which are popular for their swans, turtles, ducks, Canada geese, and blue herons. A walk to the top of the hill is worth it for the views over the sea and surrounding area.

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