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Government House

Address: 1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1V9, Canada
Phone Number: 250 387-2080
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Ranked #6 of 57 Attractions in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Owner description: Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
47 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Make sure you can get a tour here. Usually one Saturday per month, but you can book a private tour with 10 or more in a group. Beautiful and historic. The guides are terrific. It is free to attend. If closed, view the gardens.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is the seat of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, the Queen's representative in the Province of British Columbia and the nominal head of the Provincial Government. The House is a nice old house but it is the grounds that truly impress. A lot of time and energy is spent maintaining the grounds and the flowers are fantastic. If... More 

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Victoria
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212 reviews 212 reviews
25 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to visit when in Victoria. The official residence of the Lieutenant Govenor and the Queen when she is in Victoria. Beautiful gardens.

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Central Saanich, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went to the Christmas Caroling evening at Government House on December 12th. It was a wonderful evening, the house was beautiful as were the decorations. The event was hosted by the Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon who was a wonderful host who danced to Carols with the children present. The decorations staff and refreshments were all great.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The gardens are beautiful and open to the public from sunup to sundown. Check ahead to see if tours are available.

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California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Amazing history and architecture. The staff is wonderfully helpful and the gardens are beautiful. We truly enjoyed the tour both inside and outside the home.

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Lakeside, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Again, a must see...tour the various departments...great for children...easy walking for seniors...a great family place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The architecture and the stain glass were phenomenal. There was so much history to learn about Canada

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were there to attend a OBC ceremony. it was a great experience. The buffet lunch was fantastic. The building is full of history. The garden was full of roses.

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Took a stroll through the grounds. Walked around looking at gardens. Beautiful grounds with lots of flowers. Would recommend if you're in area.

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