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Government House

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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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1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1V9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice garden to walk around in with deers that run about. We saw 2 during our brief walk in the garden.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank copejenney
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A definatly enjoyable experience. Was actually their in an official role and met the lieutenant govenor. Amazing food if you ever get the chance to eat there.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank wcresponder
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Government House of British Columbia is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of BC. The ground has a vast collection of various trees and plants. Government House are open for public touring one Saturday a month. Free admission.l

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank U5860CPgeorgeh
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We enjoyed the beautiful gardens at Government House! Definitely worth driving in and walking the grounds, we chatted with some of the volunteer gardeners and enjoyed all the work that goes into the upkeep of these lovely grounds. The Rose Garden was magnificent and we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank holidaymode76
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Lovely gardens, feel free to wander the sometimes uneven paths, there is a fair bit of elevation gain from the top of the property to the bottom and some of the paths cn be uneven so less stable walkers may wan to take that into...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stopfer
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We took a walk in the gardens, beautiful and is very well cared, walk by a quince tree with beautiful yellow fruits. there is also a tea room, unfortunately we couldn't stay

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rmarrufo01
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I visited the grounds while in Victoria. The grounds are spectacular as is Government House. An amazing walk!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dean L
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Everyone kept telling me to go to Government House when I first came to Victoria. I did visit it in 2015 with my granddaughter but we just walked around the front gardens. It was only this year when my friend who visits there almost daily...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chillolog
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Despite having been to Victoria numerous times, had never been here before. The house is immense with lovely grounds that are apparently kept by a huge team (something like 400!) volunteer gardeners. It is a large property with walking trails to enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank suzabella60
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We walked the 35 minutes or so from downtown UPHILL to Government House. The grounds are beautiful, the totem pole is lovely. Not sure if anyone can have a tour of the building but we could say now that we went to the place that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 7, 2017|
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Response from Emma P | Reviewed this property |
Enjoy this beautiful garden and Grounds.
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March 12, 2017|
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Response from somegalfromcan | Reviewed this property |
Nope fee - and the grounds are always open (except when member of the Royal family are staying there). Occasionally there are events happening in the house or on the grounds which are also open to the public - my favourite... More
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Response from Helen W | Reviewed this property |
The the grounds are very rarely closed - the last time was when the Prince and Princess and children stayed there. Other than that, I can't recall a time when the grounds were not open to the public.