Friends of Beacon Hill Park
101 - 1041 Richardson St
Victoria, BC
V8V 3C6
(250) 592-6659

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Friends of Beacon Hill Park

The goal of Friends of Beacon Hill Park is "To Promote & Protect the Natural & Cultural History of Beacon Hill Park."

Beacon Hill Park was set aside as parkland by Governor Sir James Douglas before 1858.

The park is a historical treasure and one of the last refuges in Greater Victoria for some of the area's most delicate and endangered native plants and ecosystems. The Garry Oak tree and the Garry Oak meadow are two prime examples of the plants and ecosystems that the Friends of Beacon Hill Park Society are actively trying to preserve.

Dr T. Christopher Brayshaw Obituary

We are deeply saddened to report the death of our long-time Botanical Advisor Chris Brayshaw who passed away in December 2014. We spent many happy hours with him in the park that he so loved. He patiently attended many meetings of the Friends and assisted us with many of the the challenges that the Friends have faced over the years. Click Chris Brayshaw Obituary for the complete text of his obituary. We thank Helen Oldershaw and his other close friends for this tribute to an amazing man. For a photo of Chris enjoying lunch with Grant Keddie and Adolf Ceska at Camas Day 2002, click Camas Day with Friends. These three spend many Camas Days sharing the park with all the participants.

Annual Camas Day

The 25th Annual Camas Day will held on Sat Apr 23, 2016. As always, we had a varied slate of popular walks. Click Camas Day 2015 for the list of walks and the schedule for 2015. Of course, Beacon Hill Park is enjoyable to visit every day of the year.

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday November 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Fairfield Community Centre. The meeting will be held in the FGCC portable which can be reached at the side of the main building on Fairfield Rd. Parking is available in the parking lot on Fairfield Rd. and the portable is on the west side (there will be signs). For more details, call 250-592-6659 or 250-380-5023.

Wildflowers Signs in Beacon Hill Park

There are 3 large wildflower signs created by the Friends of Beacon Hill Park in the area along Circle Drive between the Petting Zoo and the Totem Pole. You can use the signs to help you learn about the flowers that are currently blooming in the meadow.

Current Activities and Issues

To see what Current Activities and Issues are happening with the Friends, check out this page.