A little-known oasis of nature, this park exemplifies the exquisite beauty and ecological wealth of our region. Walk through cool woodland and climb to the summit (203m) for spectacular views.

Features

  • Delicate wildflowers and arbutus, Douglas-fir and Garry oak
  • Views of Esquimalt Harbour, Victoria and the surrounding hills and mountains
  • Park brochures and other information at Regional Parks headquarters next door
  • Trail connecting with Thetis Lake Regional Park

Trail Rating: Moderate to Challenging
Size: 71.33 hectares
Location: Atkins Avenue in Langford
Established: 1981
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Things to Do

Visitors can discover a variety of environments in this park. Hike on trails that meander past a Douglas-fir forest, a Garry oak ecosystem and a rocky hilltop. Take in breathtaking views overlooking Esquimalt Harbour and a scenic panorama of the Victoria area. At the summit, visit the Regional Parks 35th Anniversary peak-finder cairn, built from stones found at the summit and mounted on the foundations of a Forest Service lookout tower.

For more adventurous hikers, a trail winds down the eastern side of Mill Hill and connects with a trail to Thetis Lake Regional Park on the other side of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Amenities

Bike Rack Information Kiosk Parking Lot Picnic Area Public Transit Toilet Accessible Toilet Wheelchair Access

Mill Hill Regional Park has a paved flat parking lot.

There is an information kiosk, accessible grassy picnic area, bike rack and accessible toilets off the parking lot.

How to Get There

Follow the Trans-Canada Highway from Victoria, and take Exit 14 south to Langford. From Veterans Memorial Parkway, turn left on Hoffman Avenue. Turn right on Winster Road at the four-way intersection. Turn left on Atkins Avenue. Follow Atkins Avenue for one kilometre to the park entrance on the left. Allow approximately 25 minutes driving time from Victoria.

Public Transportation

Take BC Transit bus #50 to the Western Exchange, then transfer to #53. There is a bus stop near the park entrance. Contact BC Transit for schedule information.


Mill Hill Regional Park
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Mill Hill Restoration Project

Join our team to help restore a valuable remnant Garry oak ecosystem and recover rare and endangered species at Mill Hill Regional Park, a treasure worth protecting. Read more >>

Please conserve our Parks

  • Stay on designated trails 
  • Do not remove or disturb animals or plants, such as wildflowers
  • Keep your dog under control
  • Pick up your dog's droppings
  • Leave no trace and carry out litter
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited
  • Camping, open fires and alcohol are prohibited

Dog Restrictions

From June 1 to September 15, dogs must be on leash when passing through beach and picnic areas and are not allowed to stay.

Please be aware that some regional parks have specific regulations regarding dogs. Read more >>

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