Beacon Park – Sidney
Address: 9801 Seaport Pl, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3
About: Beacon Park is located in picturesque Sidney by the Sea at the foot of Beacon Avenue. The waterfront park features public art, a pavilion, picnic tables and brick walkways for strolling along Sidney’s breathtaking waterfront.
Parking: There is street parking available along Beacon Avenue leading to the park and limited parking behind the park’s pavilion. Accessible parking spots are located behind the park’s pavilion.
Special Notes: This park is on the water and could be cool. We suggest bringing a light jacket to this performance.
Beaver Lake Park – Saanich
Address: Beaver Lake Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 6K2
About: The old Filter Beds area of Beaver Lake Park contains group picnic sites, and provides access to quiet woodland trails. Elk and Beaver Lakes were one of the original water sources of water for the City of Victoria. By 1882, as many as 1,200 buildings were getting water from this area via 13 kilometres of cast iron pipe (the pip was shipped from England!). The new water system opened in 1875. Victorians complained that small fish and tadpoles were coming out of their household taps, so in 1896 the city built vast sand-lined “filter beds” to purify the water. These filter beds are now under the parking lot at the south end of Beaver Lake, where Gruff will be performed!
Directions: From West Saanich Road turn east onto Beaver Lake Road and drive 1.2km to the Filter Beds parking lot. From Elk Lake Drive turn west onto Beaver Lake Road and drive 800m to the Filter Beds parking lot.
Parking: There is a gravel parking lot at the Filter Beds. Gruff will be performed on the field directly beside the parking lot.
Colwood City Hall – Colwood
Address: 3300 Wishart Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 1R1
About: On the grounds beside Colwood City Hall.
Government House – Victoria
Address: 1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, BC V8S 1V9
About: Government House is the office and official residence of the Lieutenant Governor and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. Gruff will be performed on the East Lawn at the Band Shell.
Directions: It’s a 20-minute walk or a five-minute drive from downtown. Free parking is available onsite. Buses on Victoria Regional Transit routes 11 and 14 stop on Fort Street at Joan Crescent, three blocks from Government House.
Parking: There is free parking located within the grounds of Government House.
Pioneer Park – Brentwood Bay / Central Saanich
Address: 7130 W Saanich Rd, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1P8
About: Pioneer Park is a community park and playground in the heart of Brentwood Bay. With rolling lawns and park benches, this is a great spot to enjoy an outdoor lunch, read a book (a library borders the park) or just take in the sights and sounds of the village. West Saanich School, built in 1908, remains a prominent feature in the park, and is the oldest school house on its original foundation on the Saanich Peninsula. In recent years, restoration of this structure has been undertaken to ensure its continued service as a community hall.