Victoria Park Lantern Festival

Finding Victoria Park

The little park with the big hill

Victoria Park is located on Water Street (West) in the West End of St. John's, Newfoundland Labrador. The bottom edge of the park starts on Water Street (just before the turn off to Cape Spear) and runs up the steep green shaded hill all the way to Hamilton Avenue. Sudbury Street flanks the park on its west side and the back gardens of the houses on Alexander Street line the parks eastern border.

By foot, car and bus

The park can be accessed by foot/bike/skateboard/roller-skates (ie. NOT car) at the end of Angel Place. To access the park by car, turn on to Sudbury from either Water Street or Hamilton Avenue. The park parking lot is on the east side of Sudbury. There is no public parking on Angel Place, although this is a good supply drop-off place for the Pool House. Bus routes #3, #6 and #11 service the Water Street entrance and Routes #1 and #2 will get you kind of close to the Hamilton Avenue entrance. From the top of Hamilton Avenue, you have to walk a little ways downhill.

A Natural Amphitheatre

The upper portions of the park has a beautiful steep topography with mature large trees and a wide open slope that forms a natural amphitheatre above the baseball diamond in the summer and the perfect snowboarding and sledding hill in the winter. The lower portion of the park contains a few meandering paths around flower beds and small and large trees. It makes the perfect setting for a family picnic and leads up to the children's playground and the Pool House.