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The BEST Sunset Spot in Victoria BC

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

Looking for the best place to watch a sunset in Victoria? We've lived in Victoria for years and never knew about this sunset spot... until now. Walbran Park Lookout will cap off your evening with a magical view of the setting sun. You simply can't miss this hidden gem viewpoint in Victoria with a 360 view of the Pacific Ocean, Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, the Victoria city skyline, and the many beaches surrounding Victoria. All within a 10-minute drive from downtown!


Best Sunset Spot in Victoria BC
Sunset view from the top of Walbran Park Lookout

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How to get to Walbran Park Lookout


The best sunset spot in Victoria BC is the Walbran Park Lookout. It may be a bit tricky to find at first, but once you get there you will make this your go-to sunset spot around Victoria. To get there from Beach Drive, take a left on Sylvan Ln then drive past Gonzales Hill Regional Park. Take a left on Denison Road and drive past the Gonzales Observatory. Find parking at the edge of Walbran park. There is only a small parking lot here. If it is full, then you can either find parking on the side of the road or back at Gonzales Hill Regional Park parking lot. Just make sure not to block the road or driveways of residents in the area as it is a small local road. The address for Google Maps is 120 Denison Rd, Victoria, BC.


How to get to Walbran Park lookout for a sunset in Victoria BC
Park your car at Walbran Park and walk to the viewpoint

Once you safely park your car, then walk along Denison Road until you see a small rock staircase on the right leading up to the Walbran Park Lookout. You will see a large platform at the top of the rocks. Follow the path towards that to see the best viewpoint in Victoria BC!




The best viewpoint in Victoria BC


Climb up the stairs and you will be graced with the finest view in the city! Take in Mount Baker to your left, the Olympic Mountains straight ahead of you casting their shadows over the Juan De Fuca Strait, the Sooke foothills to your right, and the top of Victoria's city skyline to the far right. You won't believe your eyes. Whale Watching boats make their final rounds heading back to the inner harbor, cruise ships slowly make their way across the ocean, and local beach walkers enjoy the last rays of light. Take a moment and breathe in the fresh air high above the city as the sun begins to fade.


Walbran park lookout for the best sunset in Victoria BC
View of iconic Mount Baker from Walbran Park Lookout
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The best photo spot for sunset


There are many places within Walbran Park that warrant a photo. We took shots of nearly every angle. There is just so much beauty in this location, it's hard to pick a favorite. But one spot stood out to us in particular. If you walk down from the lookout platform and take a left, you will come across an outcropping of rocks with many points to sit or stand to take in the last remaining rays. With the sun setting over the Sooke foothills, we looked out over the city and surrounding bays. At this angle, there are 3 bays visible on your left, the mountains in the foreground with the setting sun dipping behind them, and the city to your right. There is no more magical place in Victoria to soak in the true West Coast beauty in this region!


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