Enjoy the views from this protected natural landscape in the heart of the city. This 1.8 hectare offers sweeping views of Victoria, Juan de Fuca Strait, the Olympic mountains and the Sooke Hills.


  • Unparalleled views of Victoria, Juan de Fuca Strait, the Olympic mountains and the Sooke Hills.
  • Habitat for California quail, rare wildflowers and a stand of Garry oak trees.
  • Gonzales Observatory, a weather station for 75 years, now a historical landmark.

Trail Rating: Easy
Size: 1.80 hectares
Location: Denison Road in Victoria/Oak Bay
Established: 1992
Hours: sunrise to sunset

Things to Do

This small park offers stunning ocean views from the highest point of land (66m) on the south coast of Vancouver Island, and rocky knolls from which to appreciate them. The sunset views over downtown Victoria and the distant Sooke Hills are particularly spectacular.

Come for a visit in the spring, when wildflowers bloom in the Garry oak meadows.


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How to Get There

From Victoria, follow Fairfield Road, which turns into Beach Drive in Oak Bay Municipality. Turn right on Denison Road, which leads to the park entrance on the right. Allow approximately 10 minutes driving time from downtown Victoria.

Public Transportation

Take BC Transit bus #7 to Fairfield Road at Foul Bay Road. The park is approximately a 1.5- kilometre walk from the bus stop. Contact BC Transit for schedule information.

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Please conserve our Parks

Please follow these rules to keep the park natural and enjoyable for everyone.

  • Stay on designated trails
  • Do not remove or disturb animals or plants, such as wildflowers
  • Dogs must be on leash or under control to avoid injuring or disturbing people, pets or wildlife
  • Pick up dog droppings and take them to the trash
  • Leave no trace and carry out litter
  • Motorized vehicles, camping, open fires, smoking, and alcohol are prohibited

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