Government House, Victoria

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Visit Government House, official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the Canadian monarch--often referred to as the "ceremonial home of all British Columbians." Completed in 1959, the modern Tudor Revival building replaced an earlier incarnation destroyed in a fire in 1957 (itself a replacement for a mansion destroyed by fire in 1899). The 14.6 hectare (36 acre) grounds divide into different themed sections, such as a garden dedicated to British Columbia native plant life, and one with a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. Step inside to see its impressive interiors, and learn about the role of the Lieutenant Governor and the monarchy in Canadian political life. See Government House and all Victoria has to offer by arranging your trip with our Victoria travel itinerary planner.
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  • 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 p...  more »
  • The gardens at Government house are stunning, as is the community around the House. A quiet oasis in the middle of the city.  more »
  • 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 hundre...  more »
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  • Beautiful grounds, nice views of the mountains and the water. Great place for a walk. The rose gardens were amazing.
  • This is Victoria's hidden secret. Beautiful flowers, lots of space for children to run & explore. Old service buildings from 1880's, you can imagine the horses & carriages using the area. There are lots of paths, huge trees, gardens galore, second only to Buchard Gardens in size, variety & awe factor.. Best of all, it is absolutely FREE to all! Best deal in Super Natural British Columbia. I am biased however as I live in the neighborhood. When visiting Government House look for Bailey the Wonderdog & his yellow frisbee. Children love his attention.
  • Didn't plan on visiting this place. We bumped into it during a morning stroll... it just made our morning. What a place. Great scenery, beautiful landscaping and historical building. Must see!
  • What a beautiful estate! The yard is lavish and the house is filled with so much history. Very neat experience visiting the Government House!
  • Great place to visit. Loved the Tea House!