Beacon Hill Park is located within Victoria, British Columbia. It was opened in the year 1882. The park is popular among both locals and tourists as it boasts a wide number of attractions and sights. The park has a wide number of amenities and during every summer, major events are held. The amenities include playgrounds, seven walking trails, a petting zoo, tennis court,s four ponds and landscaped gardens.
The park was originally founded by the indigenous tribe called Songhees of British Columbia and the traditional name of the park was Meecan meaning “belly”. It used to be a vital hunting and fishing ground for many indigenous groups.
The land became protected in the year 1858 and officially became a park in the year of 1882. It was at this time that it officially become the main park for the city of Victoria.
The park has significant Canadian cultural heritage. Not only was it a burial ground for the First Nations Coast Salish People but also has one of the largest totem poles in Canada. Beacon Hill Park also provides spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains of Washington.