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Emily Carr House

207 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2K8, Canada
+1 250-383-5843
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House belonging to famous Canadian painter Emily Carr.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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207 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2K8, Canada
James Bay
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Artist and author Emily Carr - more famous after her death than during her lifetime - was born in this house in December 1871. Now a provincial heritage site, the house has a resident curator (who brought up her own two daughters here). This adds...More

Thank Danda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

House is nice and what you would expect some interesting neighbors and sites close by were a surprise. Typical Victoria home

Thank Zarfman
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Not many people ousude of Canada have heard about Emily Carr. I went to art school in the US and never heard of her. It was not until I traveled to Victoeia, BC that I heard about her. She was a female artst in yhe...More

Thank dawnaddy2017
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We appreciate your interest in art and artists and that we are able to set Emily Carr into context more for you. Thank you for taking the time to review our site.

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This historic home is a bit of a walk from other tourist sites around the Inner Harbour. There is some free parking on site. The home is like stepping back in time with lots of artifacts of Emily Carr. There is a small gift shop...More

Thank lionlooksright
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are pleased that you took the time to walk to us from the beautiful inner harbor of Vcitoria,some 6 to 7 blocke away. Thank you for coming to see us.

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Enter this Italianate house in the oldest neighborhood of Victoria in order to rest, see the gardens, and have tea. The house may have fine architectural details, but the art of Emily Carr (1871-1945) is bold and earthy. Examine artifacts of the life she lead...More

Thank VanWAAdventuregal
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We agree that award winning filmmaker Jill Sharpe's film Bone Wind Fire sets Emily Carr into a greater context and are happy to know that you also enjoyed our complimentary refreshments.

Reviewed 25 August 2017

The Emily Carr House is a small self-guided exhibit consisting of the ground floor of the house and grounds. There are only a few reproductions of paintings there. The grounds are lovely, filled with an arrangement of flowers. Although it would be of limited interest...More

Thank ihyi y
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your helpful feedback. We hope to add more activities fro children again this coming season.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Really lovely house and well maintained gardens in one of Victoria's nicest areas. The house/museum inside was closed when we arrived, however a stroll throughout the back gardens is still lovely. The caravan that she travelled in was my favourite part! Worth a look if...More

Thank Lem0n07
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Like you we are also very fond of the replica of her caravan that she named the 'elephant '. We welcome you back for another pleasant stroll in our neighbourhood soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

I was excited to make a stop at Emily Carr House on my family's recent trip to Victoria. I love her paintings and enjoy stopping at off-the-beaten-track places while on vacation. The house was very interesting and the super friendly lady inside gave my kids...More

Thank MSU14
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

What a grand response-many thanks! So pleased that we met your expectations.

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I only knew about Emily Carr's paintings until I visited her house. This house is run as a small museum both inside and out and is not to be missed. Lots of clear placards describing everything. You will enjoy this hidden gem.

Thank ArrowVoyager
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

It is good to know that you found the placards easy to read and we love being called a hidden gem, although we do hope we are not so hidden that nice folk like you can't find us.

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I teach art to 7-8 year olds so I really appreciated learning more about Emily Carr to share with my students. The gardens were lovely to walk through and the gentleman let us in early which was appreciated. The video of the three artists was...More

Thank Carolyn S
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

We love having teachers visit us and then go forth and share their interest and knowledge of Emily Carr with their students. If you are a teacher ,please, let us know as we have small 'gifts' to offer for classroom use. Thank you for your...More

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Response from Kim T | Reviewed this property |
We spent about An hour at the house and garden. We watched a fascinating film by the National Film Board of Canada. They have a tea and refreshment area but we did not have time to enjoy it as we had another engagement.
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