Francis/King Regional Park in Saanich is a favourite park of ours thanks to its accessible trails through a beautiful forest that is great for all ages to explore.

Explore the Elsie King Trail, a self-guiding 800-metre loop interpretive trail that offers accessible access into the park with a cedar boardwalk and gravel surfaces. The forest loop includes interpretive signs, rest areas with benches and a shelter.

You can also venture into Heritage Grove via other trails in the park to see some of the tallest Douglas fir trees in the area (some are approximately 500 years old!). If you’re in the mood for a longer trek, follow the trails of Francis/King Regional Park to neighbouring Thetis Lake Regional Park.

Know before you go

Be sure to check park information and current weather before you go.

Prepare to adventure safely with trip planning tips.

Check out A Guide To User-Friendly Trails for more information on this and other local parks.

How to get there

Follow the Trans-Canada Highway from Victoria, and take the Helmcken Road exit. Turn left on Burnside Road West, then right on Prospect Lake Road. From Prospect Lake Road travel 300m and turn left on Munn Road, which leads to the park entrance on the right. Allow approximately 20 minutes driving time from Victoria.