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  • julian H
    Wymondham, UK353 contributions
    nice set up with onlytwo galleries open at present but exceptionally cheap and if you have about an hour I would recommend although the plight of the indigenous and in the japanese minority had limited appeal I suspect
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • Jess E
    15 contributions
    Beautiful scenery; the park grounds are kept in immaculate condition. There is so much to see, you could spend hours wandering and still find more!
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Smiley379
    Campbell River, Canada10 contributions
    Always something happening in every season. Love how it takes on another dimension once the lights come on.
    Missed the busters this year, but they will be back.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Tony D
    Livingston, UK191 contributions
    Built in the late 1800s by Robert Dunsmuir the richest man in Western Canada, reputedly at a cost of C$500,000. Sadly he died before it was completed. having been through several owners an uses, it has been preserved as a historical museum since 1979.

    It is a fascinating insight into life for the wealthy at the end of 1800s and start of 1900s.
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • Ali921
    Edinburgh, UK1,144 contributions
    It's free. Better on a guided tour. Even with the tour you are left to wonder around yourself afterwards. Very educational. When we went you needed proof of vaccination before allowed entry. Group demonstrating on the street about that fact.
    Written June 15, 2022
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  • yegmark
    Edmonton, Canada423 contributions
    If you want seafood, this is the place to go, there are many seafood vendors on this wharf located due south of the Inner Harbour. It is accessible by walking or the inner harbour ferry. When I went there, I didn't have any seafood but I did spend lots of time taking photos of the lovely houseboats.
    Written June 21, 2022
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  • Lorie R
    Delta, Canada26 contributions
    Great place for a drive and the occasional stop to walk and take in the views of the coast. Lots of parking at the viewpoints
    Written June 5, 2022
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  • mshbnyehud
    Dallas, TX1,084 contributions
    I had very low expectations for this attraction but went anyway because it is justifiably rated very high for Victoria as a place to go. So go there! There so much to see and quite remarkable to view it all through adult eyes (although younger kids seemed to love it as well). The workmanship is truly special.

    I didn't think there was any way that we could spend an hour touring the museum. We ended up spending 2 hours. It's really well done.
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • Ali921
    Edinburgh, UK1,144 contributions
    The place to walk to blow away the cobwebs. Suggest you walk along the top going out and then along the outer side to see all the art work. Take care of tide and waves if you choose to do that. Only go if you're in the area. We wouldn't make a special trip out to it.
    Written June 15, 2022
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  • Deborah G
    St Albert8 contributions
    Enjoyed the high tea. Small room but food very good. Scones were the best! Arrived early to view the garden. 30-40 minutes is ample. Gift shop on site also.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • DiversTwo
    Victoria, Canada80 contributions
    The ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria is CLOSED due to Covid 19. This is normally a great way to get to or from Vancouver Island and Washington without going through Seattle.
    Written November 14, 2020
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  • Peter S
    Wilmington, NC9 contributions
    A storefront with only two rooms, but full of glass cages holding many different insects. Some are difficult to find -- the stick insects look, well, like sticks. Others the docent will gladly take out of their cage and put on you hand. A unique zoo, and a fun 60 minute visit.
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • julian H
    Wymondham, UK353 contributions
    an interesting building to visit and some history on view so good for half an hour but some security to go through. I would recommend if fed up with shopping and caffeine
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • bullbarley
    Fort Saskatchewan, Canada198 contributions
    So glad we picked a B&B nearby. We walked here almost every day to enjoy the grounds with its sneak preview of springtime. Daffodils grow quite naturally all over Vancouver Island but only this place can frame them so beautifully.
    The dedicated volunteer staff are happy to chat about features of the Government House grounds.
    Some construction and upgrades were underway so there’s. Something even better around the corner this summer.
    Written March 27, 2022
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  • Becky V
    7249320267 contributions
    Interesting. Beautiful building. we went in and walked around for a few minutes during our recent Alaska cruise.
    Written June 8, 2022
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