Head to the Scottish Baronial-style masterpiece, Hatley Castle, whose original owner spared no expense in building exactly what he wanted. Originally the residence of Leuitenant Governor James Dunsmuir, the commanding 1906 castle measures 60 m (200 ft) long, 26 m (86 ft) wide, and 24 m (82 ft) tall. Inside, find 40 rooms panelled with oak and rosewood, teak floors, and lighting made specifically to the governor's taste. The building also served as a naval training facility, and was intended to house the British royal family during the outbreak of World War II; however, the family decided against moving here. To visit Hatley Castle and get the most from your holiday in Colwood, create itinerary details personal to you using our Colwood trip itinerary maker app .
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  • We encountered rain enroute and hail but then the sky opened up and the sun shone for all of our visit that  more »
  • Haha really nice Castle, Duke really, but only females find a male Peacock as Peregrine memory. But a lot of this shit, so at first I didn't notice, please note that z mistakes I shouldn't access to the castle the day between the day like a little Ah be easy, X-man for those of you who are still just go ^^
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  • I have been both a student and faculty here. It's lovely to walk through the Japanese and Italian gardens any time of year. Charlie's Trail area must for a nice family walk. Stop in at the Habitat caf...  more »
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  • Xavier's School for Gifted Children. Enough said! Only walked around the grounds, but it has an amazing view of the ocean and the different gardens (Italian and Japanese that I saw) were well done and very peaceful. Hatley Castle itself is stunning. Can't wait for a tour of the inside!
  • Daughter and I attended for her Thesis defense. Awesome place. Incredible views
  • Castle and gardens are a lovely place to relax and take a stroll on a lovely day. You might even spot a peacock or four on campus.
  • The castle was beautiful. When we visited, it was closed for a private function, so we were not able to see the interior. Our biggest motivation for visiting was the fact that the castle has appeared in several movies and TV shows. I was hoping to find some X-Men related items in the gift shop. Unfortunately, everything available in the gift shop is related to the Royal Roads University. Overall, it was a fun place to visit.
  • This was amazing! We spent our whole last day walking the grounds and did a small tour of the inside (that was insanely proceed for only going into 4 rooms)
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