Water Fountain in Scenic Goodacre Lake Landscape View. Victoria BC Beacon Hill Public Park near Mile 0 of Trans-Canada Highway on Vancouver Island

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Water Fountain in Scenic Goodacre Lake Landscape View. Victoria BC Beacon Hill Public Park near Mile 0 of Trans-Canada Highway on Vancouver Island
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Beacon Hill Park is a 75 ha (200 acre) park located along the shore of Juan de Fuca Strait in Victoria, British Columbia. The park is popular both with tourists and locals, and contains a number of amenities including woodland and shoreline trails, two playgrounds, a waterpark, playing fields, a petting zoo, tennis courts, many ponds, and landscaped gardens. The land was originally set aside as a protected area by Sir James Douglas, governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island in 1858. In 1882, the land was officially made a municipal park of the City of Victoria, and given its present name. The name is derived from a small hill overlooking the Strait, upon which once stood navigational beacons. The hill is culturally significant, having been a burial site for the First Nations Coast Salish people, who are the original inhabitants of the Greater Victoria region. It provides scenic vistas of the Strait and the Olympic Mountains of Washington.
Location: Victoria, BC Canada