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Government House

1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1V9, Canada
+1 250-387-2080
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Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the province.
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1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1V9, Canada
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"lieutenant governor"
in 48 reviews
"open to the public"
in 41 reviews
"costume museum"
in 22 reviews
"tea room"
in 37 reviews
"tea house"
in 30 reviews
"rose gardens"
in 24 reviews
"garry oak"
in 16 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 6 reviews
"craigdarroch castle"
in 24 reviews
"british columbia"
in 25 reviews
"small museum"
in 6 reviews
"olympic mountains"
in 13 reviews
"wander around"
in 6 reviews
"dining room"
in 7 reviews
"free tour"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 12 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are all kinds of gift shops and restaurants along Government Street. The harbor is at one end along with the Empress Hotel. We parked our car off of Government street, across from Miniature World, on the street. The kiosk screen stated that you could...More

Thank Julie D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

we rode our bikes through. very enjoyable and beautiful manicured gardens.the actual house appeared closed under restoration but the grounds were nice.

Thank mentldentl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Tour was well organized. Great historical information and stories. Learned a lot! The only down side is that the tour was too long and informative for young kids. My friend and I each had...More

Thank Aggie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds here are beautiful, there are many different places to stop and admire the gardens. Open space, a duck pond, rose garden, feast house, tea room, costume museum and stunning views too. Well worth a visit. Close to downtown Victoria.

Thank foodfan1956
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basic tour of some of the places of the vice-regal residence Lounge and cloak room in the basement, dining room, hall and main hall on the main floor, couple of smaller parlours and the staircase. That's all folks!.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And also a beautiful garden. It was closed as we arrived after 6 pm but the stroll in this area was qite nice

Thank xochitl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in May when the rhodendrons and azaleas were in bloom. We were just amazed at the grounds!! Wonderful pond.

Thank Yiayiaann
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing gardens. Clean and well maintained. Tea room was closed but due to open sometime in May. Lots of available parking including down by the Tea room.

Thank RichChichLet
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a beautiful walk around this trip back. Such beauty in the gardens. The Gary Oaks feel so grand to walk through.

Thank SuzieB65
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Really worth a visit, the grounds are beautiful, particularly the rose garden. Lovely little tea room to sit and enjoy. I walk my two small dogs through, dogs allowed on leashes. Have great summer concerts on the lawn, and occassionally the house is open to...More

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Judy652015
8 August 2017|
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Response from Emma P | Reviewed this property |
Enjoy this beautiful garden and Grounds.
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fred p
13 March 2017|
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Response from somegalfromcan | Reviewed this property |
Nope fee - and the grounds are always open (except when member of the Royal family are staying there). Occasionally there are events happening in the house or on the grounds which are also open to the public - my favourite... More
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Donna W
5 December 2016|
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
The the grounds are very rarely closed - the last time was when the Prince and Princess and children stayed there. Other than that, I can't recall a time when the grounds were not open to the public.
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