Government House, Victoria

4.7
#5 of 29 in Parks in Victoria
Government Building · Hidden Gem · Garden
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. Arrange to visit Government House and other attractions in Victoria using our Victoria road trip tool.
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  • not sure why it took me over 30 years to visit govt house. this place is beautiful. take some time to smell the roses and wander past the beautiful flowers.... check out the views of the ocean and.....  more »
  • I had an hour to spare before heading back to the Ferry. I wanted to still enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. This was my first time at Government House. The gardens are so beautiful, so peaceful and....  more »
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  • A best kept secret of Victoria, BC. Beautiful grounds year round, and plenty of space for a stroll along well maintained paths and trails. Enjoy breathtaking vistas while taking in amazing vegetation and wildlife. No charge for enjoying the property, and the venue is open until dusk daily. Never crowded, and worth the time.
  • A great place for a walk on a nice sunny day. Big open grounds to explore. In the spring time it is over loaded with flowers.
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