Victoria Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Victoria Park
Victoria Park
Type Public park
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia
Operated by Halifax Regional Municipality

Victoria Park is an urban park on Spring Garden Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, across from the Halifax Public Gardens.

The North British Society erected various monuments and statues: Rabbie Burns, Sir Walter Scott and William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling.[1]

At the south end of the park is the Sidney Culverwell Oland Memorial Fountain.[2]


Lawson created the memorial to Robert Burns in Ayr, inaugurated in 1892. Other versions were circulated to Dublin, Melbourne, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax and elsewhere. On the base of the Rabbie Burns statue are commemorations of the following poems:

  • Front: The Cotter’s Saturday Night – “From scenes like these old Scotia’s grandeur springs.” (1786)[3]
  • Right: Tam O’Shanter’s Ride – “Ae spring brought off her master hale but left behind her ain grey tail.” (1791)
  • Left: The Jolly Beggars : Love and Liberty - A Cantata (1785)[4]
  • Back: To a Mountain Daisy – “Wee, modest, crimson-tipped flow’r; Thou’s met me in a evil hour.” (1786)

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Coordinates: 44°38′28″N 63°34′47″W / 44.6410°N 63.5797°W / 44.6410; -63.5797