Posted by: cherylyoung | December 9, 2012

Beacon Hill Park, Victoria B.C Has something

Located at the foot of Douglas Street, Beacon Hill Park in

is the grand showpiece of Victoria British Columbia,

a city with a long and proud tradition of gardening.

Set aside in 1858 by James Douglas, governor of Vancouver Island,

the 75-hectare (200 acre) plot of land was officially established

as a park in 1882.

Beacon Hill Park was named after a pair of masts strategically placed

on a hill to act as a beacon and navigational aid to mariners

approaching Victoria’s inner harbour.

Prior to the arrival of settlers, of course, the area was the

traditional territory of the Salish people, who had lived here for

thousands of years.

A tangled web of events since then has displaced the original

dwellers, but their history is evident in the petroglyphs that

adorn the shoreline and in the middens of seashells mounded

up beside the beaches on Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The first of the Indian people arrived in the region shortly after

the ice of the last glacial age had begun to retreat some 14,000 years ago.

Whilst the park boasts considerable areas of natural land in a native

habitat, most of the park is beautifully landscaped and manicured

with bridges, lakes and ponds, and an alpine and rock garden.

Wondrous displays of exotic and native trees, including Garry Oak,

Arbutus, Douglas-fir, Western Red Cedar, birch, willow and maples

grace the park – to name just a few of the many.

Amongst the pond lilies of Goodacre and Fountain Lakes, a variety

of waterfowl go about their business, thrilling visitors of all ages.

In a copse of Douglas-fir trees an active heronry raucously sounds

its presence whilst a pair of Bald Eagles nests nearby.

A delightful quiet envelops this sunny spot in Victoria, where walking

trails link with neighbourhood streets that lead down into the busy

hum of commercial activity.

Our Farm is located within beautiful Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, B.C.

We take pride in being able to bring the farm animal experience

into the city where some children may never see such animals

up close in real life.

Our hands on approach teaches respect for living creatures is memorable

Attractions in the park include the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm. 

The children’s petting zoo at historic Beacon Hill Park gives hands-on

experience, which is enjoyed by young and old.

Spring Hours: March 15 – April 30 / 10:00 – 4:00 Summer Hours: May 1 –

Labour Day / 10:00 – 5:00 Fall Hours: Labour Day –

Thanksgiving / 11:00 – 4:00

This is Henry

Other attractions include sports fields and playgrounds, a bandshell

and the world’s tallest free-standing totem pole.

The 38.8-metre (128-foot) masterpiece was created by renowned

Kwakwaka’wakw artist Mungo Martin in 1956, and lovingly

restored to its original splendour 46 years later.

This is a goat birth at the farm

Beacon Hill Park is located south of downtown Victoria, between

the downtown core and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and has easy

access on Douglas Street, Dallas Road, and Cook Street.

Main  entrances to the park are located east of Douglas Street between

Southgate Street and Dallas Road.

The Park is within easy walking distance of attractions and hotels

around the Inner Harbour in Victoria

Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula is full of remarkable things to do and

here is one way that you can get to see some of the sights you might miss

CHERYL C YOUNG, REALTOR

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY BC. www.cherylyoung.ca

www.facebook.com/cherylcyoung

www.twitter.com/CherylCYoung

cbythesea@shaw.ca

Welcome to Kiddin’ Around – New & previously enjoyed

children’s clothing, footwear & accessories

Kiddin’ Around
A3-9769 Fifth St.
Sidney, B.C. V8L2X1

Phone: 250-656-1041
Fax: 250-656-7588
Toll Free: 1-866-503-5437

Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30-5:00
Sunday & Holidays: Closed

Located in sunny Sidney by the sea,

British Columbia, we’ve served the community

since 1993.

We offer a great selection of

children’s new and previously enjoyed quality

clothing and accessories.

You’ll always find a great selection of

previously enjoyed brands such as Gymboree,

Osh Kosh, Polo, Gap, Old Navy,

Children’s Place and much, much more.

Since we only accept the best, you’ll only

find the best at Kiddin’ Around.

New consignment items arrive to fill our

racks approx. 3 to 4 times a week.

New item selections include quality brands

that you can trust including: Blu, Point Zero,

Yogini, Lime Apple, Belli & Elli, J. Corp

(Roxy and Quicksilver insprired), Kushies

, Petit Lem, NoZone, Baby Banz, Krickets,

Pioneer Waterproof Rainwear, Malibu &

Krickets swimwear and much more.

Selection varies by season.

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 We also have an extensive footwear selection.

We truly care that proper footwear is important

for growing feet.

We will take the time to properly measure and

fit your child’s foot correctly while allowing

for growth.

Our shoe size ranges from baby’s first steps to

youth’s running ,walking and climbing shoes.

Footwear brands we offer include (varies by season):

Geox, Robeez, Tredz, Stride Rite, Skechers,

Blundstones, Saucony, Chootka & Western Chief

rainboots and Timberland.

Back to School? Our lines also include private

school footwear, available year round.

Kiddin’ Around accessories make your shopping

experience with us complete and includes a

wide array of baby items to socks and hair clips.

Baby items like the Bumbo Seat, Hot Slings,

Belle Carries, cloth diapers (Bamboozle,

Bummies,Bum Genius 3.0 and Kushies Classic),

Sassy wooden toys, Angelcare toothbrushes,

Razbaby, GroBags and the ever so popular

Sophie the Giraffe are just the beginning.

As well we offer the Clek booster carseat,

the only booster that features the

intergrated latching system.

Available in assorted prints.

Safe feeding solutions include glass and

BPA free bottles, BPA-free sippy cups and

the stainless steel Safe Sippy.

For the on go snacking, Snack Traps, Steady Cups

and Razbaby Snack Stacks are also available.

We offer a great selection of non-toxic skincare

such as Baby Organics skin care from Austraila,

Oopsee Daisy all natural no rinse shampoo and

body wash and Dimpleskin Naturals from Vancouver.

For Toddlers and Youth we carry socks

(Jefferies and Country Kids), pj’s, belts,

Roots watches, Chic Baby keepsake jewellery,

Alley Kats Toiletries and the Original No Slippy

Hair Grippy (they really don’t slip!)

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just ask,

we’re always happy to do special orders.

Got company coming to town?

Planning to visit Victoria? Not to worry about

travelling with bulky items, Kiddin’ Around

offers a unique rental service for baby equipment.

We offer car seats, strollers, playpens,

highchairs and gates.

Each rental is $2.50 per item per day.

(Min. $5 charge per item and a deposit is required)
Please call ahead to reserve.

Consignment is accepted daily Mon. to Sat.

We accept stylish children’s wear in good

condition as well as play items and accessories.

All equipment items must meet current

Goverment regulations.

Kiddin’ Around accepts cash/debit/MasterCard/Visa

Contact Kiddin’ Around: Kiddin Around

Carol Davis Owner

kiddinaround@telus.net

http://www.sidneymeetup.com/kiddin_around.html

 

 

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