Spring is in the air

I was born and raised in Victoria, B.C., and I can't think of anything more spring-like than a stroll in Beacon Hill Park to enjoy the beautiful flowers and cherry blossoms. 

 Cherry blossoms at  Beacon Hill Park

Cherry blossoms at Beacon Hill Park

The spring flowers were in full bloom, which was definitely a pick me up after the drab and snow filled winter we experienced this year. 

 Tulips at Beacon Hill Park

Tulips at Beacon Hill Park

I'm sure at this point in the blog you are wondering where are the animals?! Not to worry, it's coming. As a child, I spent many hours volunteering at the Beacon Hill Children's Farm. I wanted to become a veterinarian as long as I could remember, so I jumped on any opportunity to work with animals. It's fun to go back now with my kids. I get to see it all over again from their eyes. The goats are definitely the main attraction. The kids can brush and pet them to their little hearts content. 

 Mama goat with her kid

Mama goat with her kid

The peacocks were out proudly displaying their full plumage. Their calls are iconic and can be heard from afar. 

 Stunning male peacock displaying his feathers

Stunning male peacock displaying his feathers

Some of the animals, like the miniature horse Peanut Butter, have been at the farm since I was a kid! 

 MIniature horse Peanut Butter with her Miniature donkey friends

MIniature horse Peanut Butter with her Miniature donkey friends

Of course, no trip to Beacon Hill Park can be complete without stopping in at the Beacon Drive-In. Fries and soft serve ice cream...yes, please! 

So next time you find yourself in Victoria, make sure to put Beacon Hill Park on your list of places to visit. In truth, my 3 year old spent most of the time following the ducks around the ponds and somehow managed not to fall in!

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