Mill Hill Regional Park
Walk through cool woodland and climb to the summit (203m) for spectacular views.
- Delicate wildflowers and arbutus, Douglas-fir and Garry oak
- Views of Esquimalt Harbour, Victoria and the surrounding hills and mountains
- Park brochures and other information at Regional Parks headquarters next door
- Trail connecting with Thetis Lake Regional Park
Trail Rating: Moderate to Challenging
Size: 71.33 hectares
Location: Atkins Avenue in Langford
Hours: 8am - 8pm (April to October ) 8am - 5pm (October to April)
- Brochure (PDF )
Things to Do
Mill Hill is a little known oasis of nature in the Capital Regional District. Visitors can discover a variety of environments in this park.
Hike on trails that meander past a Douglas-fir forest, a Garry oak ecosystem and a rocky hilltop. Take in breathtaking views overlooking Esquimalt Harbour and a scenic panorama of the Victoria area. At the summit, visit the Regional Parks 35th Anniversary peak-finder cairn, built from stones found at the summit and mounted on the foundations of a Forest Service lookout tower.
For more adventurous hikers, a trail winds down the eastern side of Mill Hill and connects with a trail to Thetis Lake Regional Park on the other side of the Trans-Canada Highway.
How to Get to Mill Hill
Follow the Trans-Canada Highway from Victoria, and take Exit 14 south to Langford. From Veterans Memorial Parkway, turn left on Hoffman Avenue. Turn right on Winster Road at the four-way intersection. Turn left on Atkins Avenue. Follow Atkins Avenue for one kilometre to the park entrance on the left. Allow approximately 25 minutes driving time from Victoria.
Take BC Transit bus #50 to the Western Exchange, then transfer to #53. There is a bus stop near the park entrance. Contact BC Transit for schedule information.