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Hatley Park National Historic Site

2005 Sooke Rd, Colwood, British Columbia V9B 5Y2, Canada
+1 250-391-2666
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Got to explore this place all to myself. I arrived early morning. I never went inside the building... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
via mobile
Beautiful Setting

This college was once a military college and family home. There are nice trails on the property... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Cindy P
Red Deer, Canada
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An 800-acre park full of gently rolling lawns and lots of trees.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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2005 Sooke Rd, Colwood, British Columbia V9B 5Y2, Canada
+1 250-391-2666
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Got to explore this place all to myself. I arrived early morning. I never went inside the building but enjoyed strolling the gardens & grounds. Nice surprise, the peacocks all around. I chose Sunday. Perhaps that is why I was fortunate to have the place...More

Thank snowbirds259
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This college was once a military college and family home. There are nice trails on the property for you to stroll and let the children burn off some energy.

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Visit the castle and gardens but don't bother to do the tour as it is a total rip off. Very disappointing to pay for a tour and you only see the ground floor. Oh and not all of the ground floor as it was booked...More

Thank adamandtaly1
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I took my family here because I had family that had gone to Royal Roads Military College. I also had heard about the gardens onsite and that it was one of the filming locations for the X-Men movies. We went through the Japanese gardens, the...More

1  Thank Gordtgr
Reviewed 23 June 2017

You could spend hours wandering these beautiful gardens. The other-worldly Japanese garden and opulent rose garden were personal highlights.

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Close to Victoria and a lovely drive and view. You can see the mountains in Washington across the straight. The castle was closed to the public the day we went due to filming a movie. However, the gardens were open for free that day. The...More

1  Thank Julia S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We were unable to take tour of inside of Castle because of time. The grounds are beautiful trees shrubs flowers worth the time

Thank vernon h
Reviewed 24 May 2017

James Dunsmuir's retirement estate, beautiful historic castle with 26 acre gardens. The Japanese garden was designed by the same designer who did the Japanese Garden in Butchart garden. It is a beautiful estate. About 9 miles from Victoria

Thank Wanda B
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This Castle is beautiful and the grounds are amazing. We enjoyed our tour, only wished we were able to see more once we go inside the castle. We were only allowed to see the first floor. The gardens surrounding the castle are breathtaking. I highly...More

1  Thank ChristinaN5
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Love wandering the gardens. Japanese garden offered beautiful vistas at the pond. Late Spring meant Rhodos and Camellias provided most of the colour but it was a peaceful lovely walk throughout the special garden areas. Have been in the summer when the rose garden is...More

Thank Pearlpeony
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Nancy M
28 July 2016|
Response from Tracie W | Reviewed this property |
There is a ferry from port Angeles I believe and there may be something right from Seattle called the clipper. Or drive north to Canada and take the ferry from Tswassen