Albert Head Lagoon Park is a small park situated on the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca located near Metchosin which is situated west of the City of Victoria, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada.
The park was first established in 1978. The 117 hectare (289 acre) park is described as a woodland, wilderness park highlighted by thick groves of cedar trees with fern covered, deadfall tree decorating the forest floors.
The highlight of the small protected cove park is the pebbled and sandy beach and the many birding opportunities. The activities enjoyed include hiking, picnicking, sightseeing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and of course, birding.
The regional park is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is recognized as a protected birding refuge and sanctuary. Birds often stop in the park as a resting and feeding destination during their long migrations.
Local birds and migrating birds recorded sightings in the park include such species as the Lesser Yellowlegs, Golden-Plover, Turkey Vulture, Short-billed Dowitcher and many species of Sandpipers.
For those who enjoy hiking and sightseeing the park provides some great views of the Juan de Fuca Strait, the City of Victoria and the Olympic Mountains in the state of Washington, U.S.A.
To maximize your sightseeing experience in the Albert Head Lagoon Park time your visit for low tide. When the water levels are low one can cross the small creek at the end of the park and access a rough trail which leads hikers up onto a bluff. Along the hike you will encounter a Department of Defence fence - follow the fence to some great views but at no time climb over the fence.