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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
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1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1V9, Canada
+1 250-387-2080
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful sunny day. Had a nice lunch in the tearoom. Now, the tearoom and kitchen and the helpful people in the costume museum are all volunteers, so things don't always go quite right. The volunteers are helpful and kind, so use a bit of patience...More

Thank SaNaka13
Reviewed 2 days ago

A Victoria local gave us tip to save money by going to see these gardens instead of Butchart Gardens, and wow, these gardens did not disappoint! The grounds were much more extensive than I expected (it kept going, and going). I spent over an hour...More

Thank heidinoggle
Reviewed 4 days ago

When you are in Victoria make sure this is a point of interest. Well worth going to the free tour. Beautiful building with lots of history. I hear the restaurant opens around 8:30 and is pretty good as well! PS: The war memorial, Queen Victoria...More

Thank tigerorangecounty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a surprise on our tour. We were unaware of this sight and it was a welcome addition. So much history and knowing that the Royal family still stays there. The roses were beautiful and since it was raining, we were not going to...More

Thank Karl L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These gardens are free to visit and worth it. We didn't have time to tour the house but was able to visit the gardens after hours and it is definitely worth it.

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk on exceptional gardens and grounds maintained by volunteers... tea room and lunch place... lots of feral deer... great place for a picnic...

Thank maliaka
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Victoria for attend a presentation at Government House. The evening before, we drove to the grounds and went exploring. The trees, flowers and landscaping is gorgeous. It would be a great place for family pictures, or wedding pictures. Although it is very...More

Thank greenspratley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens at Government house are stunning, as is the community around the House. A quiet oasis in the middle of the city.

Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens at Government House are simply glorious, overlooking to the south the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the snowy peaks of Mt. Olympus and the Olympic Penninsula. Volunteers have invested hundreds of thousands of hours to create a wonderful set of gardens, formal...More

Thank davidbrook2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

House is resided in and only open at select times...well worth a visit if you can. Grounds and gardens are open daily and are FREE and very lovely.

Thank Diane S
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fred p
Is there a fee to do this?
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
Donna W
The website says they are only open once a month. Are they open more in summer? Can the gardens be visited if the house is closed?
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.
Is parking available on site?
14 October 2016|
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Response from steamsailor | Reviewed this property |
There is a small parking area beside the main house and another near the Mews service buildings. It's visible on Google Earth.