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Songhees Park Expansion

The project developed 0.76 ha (1.8 acres) of new parkland at the southwest end of the Johnson Street Bridge as an expansion to the existing park. The park has been designed in collaboration with the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and includes feedback from community groups such as the Victoria West Community Association. The site is in traditional Lekwungen territory that was part of the Songhees Reserve lands between 1844 and 1911.


The new park features:

    • Places to sit and enjoy spectacular views across the Inner Harbour
    • Opportunities to enjoy Lekwungen art and learn about Indigenous language and culture
    • Additional trees, as well as indigenous and adaptive plantings that will thrive in our climate and provide habitat for birds and other wildlife
    • Flexible spaces that can be enjoyed by individuals and groups
    • Accessible circulation routes to spaces within the site and connections to adjacent areas
    • Features that encourage play and exploration
    • A waterfront viewing platform
    • Plus, upgraded lighting, seating, picnic tables, and more


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Check out the opening ceremony with Songhees Nation and the City of Victoria!

The newly expanded Songhees Park has opened along the Inner Harbour, becoming the first park developed in partnership between the City of Victoria and the Songhees Nation. The new park area connects people with Lekwungen art and culture and offers places to relax, gather and connect with nature.

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