What are the Top Outdoor Attractions in Victoria?

Posted by Serena Kolida on Friday, July 4th, 2014 at 5:13pm.

Glendale Gardens and Woodland - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hailstone/3556973953Victoria, BC is full of outdoor attractions and activities. There's always something to do outside, no matter what time of year. Here are some of the top choices for outdoor fun in Victoria.

Victorian Garden Tours - 2-145 Niagara Street

Since Victoria is known as the "City of Gardens" taking a tour of the many gardens seems like it fits well. Guided tours are the best way to go and Victorian Garden Tours provides both private and public tours. Enjoy all types of gardens from Japanese gardens to rose gardens found throughout the city.

Glendale Gardens and Woodland - 505 Quayle Road

This 100-acre site includes about five acres of cultivated gardens with different themes including a rose garden, a Takata Japanese garden, a children's garden, drought tolerant plants and more. This is one of the top gardens in Victoria and provides a wonderful way to spend some time outside.

Hatley Park - 2005 Sooke Road

As the largest National Historic Site in Canada, Hatley Park is a 565-acre Edwardian estate. The grounds include the original mansion of James Dunsmuir, a greenhouse, old-growth forest, a university, many acres of gardens and miles of trails. Tour the Italian and Japanese gardens here and enjoy free admission to 95% of everything Hatley Park offers.

Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site - 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road

Visiting the Fisgard Lighthouse is very popular. This lighthouse has been operational since 1860 and provides many floors of history. Over 2,000 shipwrecks have happened in this area and it's named, "The Graveyard of the Pacific."

These are just a few of the many outdoor attractions found throughout Victoria, BC. Whether you live in the city or just plan to visit, the gardens are a must and the rest of these attractions will provide plenty of interesting fun.

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