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Victoria Park is 18 acres in downtown London. We walked through it a few times. As advertised, there are a lot of squirrels hanging about -- and the mandatory statues and war monuments.
We saw the park being used as a place to hold a demonstration (on the anniversary of 9/11), as an open-house to encourage interest in the Canadian Military, and as a place to hold a free concert -- all this during a two-week visit in September.
We were told of other uses as well - ice-skating in winter, various festivals - including the "International Food festival".
Victoria Park has quite the history, which you can read from it's own website. Primarily, the park used to be the barracks for a British Garrison sent to protect Upper Canada after the 1837 Rebellion and the against the Americans during their Civil War. The barracks were also used to house ex-slaves who arrived via the underground railway. The land was donated to the city of London in 1874.
Address: downtown London
- National/State Park
If you’re here around Christmas time, check out the Christmas light display in Victoria Park. Get a pair of ice skates and skate around the outdoor rink admiring the beautiful lights. Sorry, I don’t have a pic of this, but it really is beautiful