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“Entertaining and informative”
Review of Government House

Government House
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$91.30*
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1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
Ranked #8 of 180 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Moncton
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9 reviews
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“Entertaining and informative”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

I would recommend that free tour that is provided. It is both educational and entertaining with period characters joining in at certain points during the tour.

Visited July 2013
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San Marcos, California
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“Pretty gardens”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Did not get to go into the house during our visit. It was closed on the day we went. But the grounds and gardens and small museum type house was open. We walked around and it was very quiet and peaceful. We also saw a deer who actually walked between us. No more than 10 feet away.

Visited July 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
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“Beautiful Gardens - a must see”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Government House has beautiful gardens that will certainly impress you. Enjoy a quiet walking tour (self guided) and be sure to say hi to Boots the Government House cat who greets visitors to the gardens.

Visited July 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Can't beat a free tour!”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Great tour of the govt building, friendly tour guides. The Parliament Players in character were fun as well!

Visited June 2013
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“Don't miss the gardens behind the house!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

This was truly enjoyable. For me this was better than Butchart-- less crowded, understated, and better scenery. Spend an hour+ here for free, and Don't miss the terraced gardens above the woods. Lots of hummingbirds.

Visited July 2013
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