Songhees Hilltop Park

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Songhees Hilltop Park or Vista Park is in the seaside city of Victoria, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This oasis on a rocky knoll provides lovely vistas of the surrounding Inner Harbour of Victoria, hence its nickname Vista Park. Songhees Hilltop Park lies near the junction of Sitkum and Saghalie Road in the Victoria West neighborhood of Victoria, BC. At about three quarters of a hectare in size with about three hundred meters of gravel walking paths this is a wonderful place to enjoy walking your dog off leash throughout the day. Beautiful flowering plants and many trees are along the pathways in the park. The steel arbours in the park provide shade under the fragrant wisteria plants. The large grassy knoll is bordered by a gravel trail. There are several benches in this park. While there is no fence, the terraced garden beds limited access toward Saghalie Road. Westsong Walkway is a short stroll along Saghalie Road and Cooperage Place. Sitkum Park is down near the railway tracks. The historical brick Esquimalt Nanaimo Railway Roundhouse can be viewed to west of Songhees Hilltop Park which hosts the information plaque.

Geographic coordinate N48° 25’ 45” W123° 22’ 50”

Songhees Hilltop Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the highway as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn west onto Johnson Street and continue across the bridge toward Victoria West. Turn left onto Sitkum Road and look for the park near the junctions of with Saghalie and Kimta Roads. There is limited roadside parking as well as a couple of parking areas. A city bus travels along Esquimalt Road from downtown.


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