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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Government House

Government House
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$90.46*
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1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
Ranked #8 of 179 things to do in Victoria
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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.
Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Open to everyone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

The gate is always open and you can tour the extensive gardens at your leisure - free! There are special events outdoors in the summer too.

Visited May 2012
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“Beautiful gardens tended by volunteers.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

The gardens at Government House are open to the public all year round. Tended mostly by volunteers there is a large rose garden as well as several casuall and more formal gardens around the grounds.

The House is the "Official" home of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and is only open to the public a few days a year. New Years Day and BC Day are 2 of those occasions.

Definately worth a visit and it's free.

Visited June 2012
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Texas
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“Beautiful gardens!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Enjoyed walking through the beautiful gardens one evening while visiting Victoria. The gardens are free and open to the public. Many lovely homes in the area also so enjoy a leisurely stroll.

Visited July 2012
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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“Newly open tea house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

I love the effort of the 400 volunteers, the garden is maintained by volunteers with love and sincerity. They just opened the museum and tea house, totally under-priced for such excellent quality afternoon tea and dessert, the tarts are amazing, and most items are made by the CHEF at the Governor House, you won't be able to pay that price for such quality snack anywhere in the world!!! Opens only on Wed, Fri and Sat in 2012.

Visited July 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“It's Government house - beautiful gardens lovely interior”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Honored to be inside. Beautiful, stately and an honor to meet the LG. A more formal gathering but I support our LG, the Queen and Canada's rich history so a visit is a pleasure.

Visited May 2012
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