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Address: 1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1V9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-387-2080
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30
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Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is...

Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the province.

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House closed when we went there. Gardens lovely and all maintained by volunteers. Good restaurant and historical displays mist interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

House closed when we went there. Gardens lovely and all maintained by volunteers. Good restaurant and historical displays mist interesting.

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely grounds to walk around. Beautiful gardens - rose garden, rock garden. The house was closed at the time of my visit but the gardens were worth the walk around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Government House grounds are simply amazing. I especially love the diversity of the grounds, from the garry oaks to apple orchard to duck pond. You can spend an hour or more exploring the grounds. It is an easy walk with well maintained trails. The best part is that the grounds are primarily taken care of by volunteers in the community.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are open to the public and lovely to walk through at any time of year. The volunteer gardeners do a fabulous job. Great views of the Olympic mountains and the water. There is a tea house open in the summer and a costumer museum with outfits worn by previous residents and visitors to Government House. Be sure to... More 

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Victoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens here are also very inviting and offer some great solace and peaceful relaxing visit.I was actually able to have some wedding photos done here in the gardens.Very Romantic.

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Kingston, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not planning to see Government House, because we didn't even know it was there! The mansion has an imposing view of Victoria, and has fantastic gardens even in the winter months.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here for an award in October. This place is a must see. The Royal family stays here as did Trudeau. The gardens are beautiful, the food is out of this world and the powder room is a reminder of days gone by. This place is absolutely stunning.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Visited here on New Year's Day, which admittedly was a special event. The foyer was lovely with a big open fire. We were able to see a small downstairs area where some photographs are displayed. A special display for Canada's 150th took place in the main room with a terrific pipe and drum band playing on the balcony. We could... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Alas, we could not see the inside of the house as it was closed to the public on the day we visited. However, the gardens were beautiful, and I would have loved to stroll along there or enjoy a little sit-n-relax in the many areas of the garden. Some very nice bird's eye view to be had, also, if you... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

somehow another 5 years have gone by!! how does that happen? only had a short period of time to slip in here before we picked up our family for a visit. in town for an appt., had a lovely walk at cattle point and a walk along oak bay ave. i was so surprised how many plants that were in... More 

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