The Bunny Trail at Milner Gardens is becoming an Easter Tradition for Island Families

Parks & Gardens

Rooted in royal history and expertly preserved, Milner Gardens and Woodlands puts the bloom on their season with the 9th Annual Bunny Trail running April 3rd – 6th, 10am – 5pm daily. There is something magical to be found in this 28 hectares perched on an oceanside bluff overlooking the Strait of Georgia.

Raised Cedar walkways meander through old and second growth forest lead to a Victorian house built from 1929 – 1931 that serves as a Tea House and gathering place for selected special events. Prince Charles and Lady Diana stayed here in here in the early 80’s.  The garden, partially maintained by volunteers with the Milner Gardens and Woodland Society  and Vancouver Island University.

Search for Bunnies and Win a Prize!

The Bunny Trail encourages families to explore the property, named One of the Ten Best Public Gardens in Canada by Canadian Geographic Travel, to follow a map the forest, and paths through orchards, roses, hydrangeas, rhododendrons and many, many other species of plants, flowers and bulbs.

Once all the bunnies have been accounted for, kids can hand their map into the Gift Shop, the former pool house, adjacent to the reflecting pond and receive an Easter treat.

Publisher of Amazing Vancouver Island. Doug grew up in Kamloops and Vancouver. He is also the President of KIAI Angency, an Internet Marketing and Branding agency in Vancouver. He is an avid photographer and you can see his many pix of Vancouver Island on Flickr.

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