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Dominion Brook Park

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The Federal Department of Agriculture started the Park in 1913 as a demonstration arboretum and ornamental garden. It’s not a large park – only about 11 acres – but it packs in a lot of beauty in a small space! Green, expansive lawns, huge trees, gardens, ponds, streams, and views of Haro Strait and out to the Gulf Islands. There are benches on which to sit  and relax, a picnic shelter as well as picnic tables to enjoy a family outing … and it’s a great place to play ‘fetch’ with your furry friends! If you’re lucky, you just might see an owl.

Arrange for our "behind the scenes tour" and learn about the history of the park  and some of its important and unique features. Come and visit the new stone footbridge that was built in 2018 using dry stone construction.

Only gravity, friction and the shape of the stones hold it together. Tour or not, please visit and enjoy! The maintenance of this beautiful park is the result of an ongoing partnership between the District of North Saanich and the Friends of Dominion Brook Park, a dedicated group of community members who volunteer their time (and their backs!) to restoring, maintaining and renewing this community jewel. We welcome volunteers at our Wednesday morning work parties, and donations are also welcome.

Sunday, August 28th

Friends of Dominion Brook Park Society will be offering tours at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30, partnering with the The Centre for Plant Health who will be offering tours on August 28th at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30.

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9100 East Saanich Rd North Saanich


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