A seaside neighbourhood
Gordon Head is a special area of Victoria that is bordered by the sea, several urban golf courses, and the University of Victoria. Home to 27 parks of various sizes, from the small Balmacarra to the 450 acre Mount Douglas Park, it has plenty of greenspace for year round recreation. Several parks offer beach access for swimming, kayaking, and other water sports. This area features six public six schools and two private schools. The Gordon Head Recreation Centre provides free or low-cost access to courses, fitness equipment, and a swimming pool.