Francis/King Regional Park in Victoria BC

by Jodi Baker on October 2, 2012

Francis/King Regional Park is an excellent place for visitors of all abilities to explore nature and one of the most accessible wilderness parks near Victoria BC.

The park offers 11 kilometres of trails through mature forest dotted with meadows where you may enjoy wildflowers during the spring months.  There are connector trails leading to the Thetis Lake trail system and wetlands.  A boardwalk trail named for Elsie King, a prominent Girl Guide Leader, allows people with mobility issues to experience the beauty and tranquility of a mature temperate rainforest.

The Nature Centre is staffed on weekends and some holidays by CRD Parks staff and volunteer naturalists who can answer your questions about local flora and fauna and give directions to the various trails.

How to Get to Francis/King Regional Park

Take the Trans-Canada Highway from Victoria, and take the #8 exit (Helmcken Road). Turn left from Helmcken Rd. onto Burnside Road West and right on Prospect Lake Road. Then turn left on Munn Road, which will lead you to the park. It takes about 20 minutes driving time from Victoria to reach Francis/King Park.  The park is open from 8am – 9pm, April to Oct. and from 8am – 5pm Oct to April.  If you are new to the west coast don’t miss this opportunity to visit a beautiful rainforest park.

Jodi Baker

After attending grade school locally, Jodi enrolled at Camosun College, taking Business Administration and majoring in marketing. She graduated in 1991, the same year she was licensed as a Real Estate Agent and joined Re/Max Camosun. Since then Jodi has been been building her career based on a desire to provide friendly professional service to people who want to sell or buy properties in Victoria, winning several awards along the way. In 2003 Jodi joined Geoff McLean and Associates, and she enjoys being part of his team of real estate experts. The team approach allows Jodi to balance her career and home life, something that every mother can appreciate, especially when the children are young! Jodi also enjoys cooking, camping, traveling and music. She shares her Central Saanich home with her husband and two children, two border collies and a cat. Connect with Jodi on Google

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