Healthy Naturalist

Home » Victoria » Songhees Hilltop Park

Songhees Hilltop Park

Archives

Songhees Hilltop Park 7 Songhees Hilltop Park 6

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 Blanchard 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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: