Knockan Hill park covers about 12 hectares of Garry Oak woodlands, rocky outcrops and Douglas-fir forest. The park straddles the Saanich and View Royal municipal boundaries on the outskirts of Victoria B.C. and the hill overlooks the Portage Inlet. Knockan Hill is home to a wide range of birds, butterflies, blacktailed deer and is a favourite destination for neighbourhood kids and dogs. There is evidence the site had a cultural significance for local aboriginal populations and at least one myth concerning Ňgāˊk·un (Knockan Hill) was documented by pioneer anthropologist Franz Boas as well as botanist Robert Brown in the 19th century.