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posted by: Quality Inn Waddling Dog on: March 20, 2020

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Getting back to basics is often surprisingly more impressive than we remember. In today’s society, we are so busy that we regularly forget to take notice of the beauty that surrounds us. In Victoria, there is so much natural beauty to take advantage of, and one such offering is Beacon Hill Park.

Just a short distance from downtown (yes, you can walk) is the over 200-acre piece of parkland. The park is literally packed with natural beauty. Get out for a stroll or bike ride and prepare to be dazzled. Towering Douglas Firs shade beautifully kept roaming footpaths. Spring also brings the arrival of spectacular flowers in the manicured flower beds. 

This season also brings a range of stunning native wildflowers, large grasslands, and flowering blue camas to the Garry Oak ecosystem that is a unique and integral part of this expanse of parkland. While some features of the park may not currently be open, there is still plenty to see here and it offers a wonderful way to reconnect with nature and escape from the rest of the world for a bit.

Beacon Hill has long had a great deal of cultural significance to the First Nations people. Fittingly, the park is home to the 4th largest totem pole in the world and the bridge between Goodacre and Fountain Lakes, which is dedicated to the highly acclaimed BC artist, Emily Carr. 

The next time you’re planning on being in the area and are in need of accommodation in Victoria, keep the Quality Inn Waddling Dog at the top of your list. Just a short distance from many of the city’s top attractions, the hotel features the old-world charm that Victoria is known for (but with all the modern conveniences). To top it off, we offer affordable rates, friendly staff, deluxe complimentary breakfast, onsite restaurant and pub, onsite beer & wine store, and much more.