We reached the castle walking up Fort Street from downtown in about 30 minutes or so. The house is quite large and well preserved considering all the ownership changes over the... read more
Completed in 1890, Craigdarroch is a stately home built by the pioneering...
Completed in 1890, Craigdarroch is a stately home built by the pioneering couple Robert and Joan Dunsmuir, who at the time of its construction were the wealthiest people in British Columbia.
Called a 'castle' due to its imposing exterior, the luxurious interior has been restored to look as though the visitor is a guest of Mrs. Dunsmuir during the 1890s. It features beautiful woodwork, unique Victorian artifacts, and an impressive collection of original stained glass, all within a pleasant walk from downtown Victoria.