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“Lovely gardens to wander and its FREE!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Government House

Government House
1401 Rockland Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1V9, Canada
250 387-2080
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Ranked #5 of 57 attractions in Victoria
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Government Buildings
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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.
Abbotsford, Canada
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“Lovely gardens to wander and its FREE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I was so glad to discover this place. The gardens and setting are gorgeous and more natural. Be sure to wander around to the back side of the house. This is right beside Craigdarroch castle and should not be missed!

Visited April 2013
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Graham, wa
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“quick tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

this is a quick and free tour of the government house. The ceiling in the middle is beautiful and we loved looking at the photos of the queen coming to visit over the past many, many years.

Visited March 2013
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Hudson
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“Garden lovers treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great variety of plants and a pleasure to walk the gardens,make sure it is warm day though for a wind comes off the sea.

Visited April 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“A lovely public space”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I love wandering through the gardens, watching the ducks floating away their afternoon. Families pushing strollers, couples holding hands, children romping, always different plants in bloom. A beautiful pause on a sunny day.

Visited October 2012
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“Stately building, beautiful grounds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Government House is just so wonderful. It's the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor, the Queen's representative in British Columbia. The driveway sweeps across the front of the building. Every photo you take will have a gorgeous backdrop.

Best to visit when the gardens are in full, colourful bloom.

Visited August 2012
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