Bear Hill Regional Park in Victoria BC

by hwilde on July 25, 2012

Bear Hill Regional Park is one of my favourite places to go for an afternoon hike.  The extensive trail system provides a moderate workout and the view at the top is amazing!  Depending upon the time of year, you can see gorgeous wildflowers like fawn lilies, camas, sea blush and chocolate lilies, native fruits such as Oregon grape, salal, salmon or thimbleberries or spectacular autumn colours from the summit of the hill.

The Bear Hill trails link into the Elk/Beaver lake trail system, and are popular with hikers, joggers and horseback riders.  Your hike to the top begins in lush forest of Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir and opens up near the summit to include Arbutus and wonderfully gnarly Garry Oak.  From the top you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Saanich Peninsula, Mt Baker and the nearby Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands in Haro Strait.

How to Get to Bear Hill Regional Park

Take the Pat Bay Highway east from Victoria (towards the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal). Turn left on Sayward Road, left again on Hamsterley Road, then right on Brookleigh Road. Turn right on Oldfield Road, then right onto Bear Hill Road, which leads to the park entrance. It takes about 25 minutes to drive from Victoria to Bear Hill Regional Park.  The park is open sunrise to sunset. Visiting one of our beautiful regional parks is one of the best things to do in Victoria BC!


Victoria BC Realtor Heather Wilde was raised and educated in Winnipeg. After graduating from both the University of Winnipeg (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Education she relocated to British Columbia in 1975. Her career in real estate has been successful due to her commitment to and genuine pleasure at helping families find homes and properties for sale in Victoria BC. Heather was licensed as a Realtor in 1976 and since then has worked hard to achieve a high standard of performance; consistently attaining a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award. If you ask Heather, she will undoubtedly say that although it’s nice to be recognized in the industry through performance awards, what really drives her success is the relationships and friendships she forges with the families that she helps. Many of Heather’s former clients have become close friends, and many of her close friends have become clients. That says a lot about her dedication to providing professional service while maintaining a friendly rapport with clients. Heather loves to travel the world (preferrably on a cruise ship!) and also enjoys tennis and bridge during her spare time. As of January 2014, Heather has retired from her real estate career.

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