Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site.
Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.
Completed in 1890, Craigdarroch is a stately home built by the pioneering couple Robert and Joan Dunsmuir, who at the time of its construction were the wealthiest people in British Columbia. Called a 'castle' due to its imposing exterior, the luxurious interior has been restored to look as though…
A castle in Canada. One of two in Victoria that appear in many movies and TV shows. There are audio guides and tours. 26.2km or a 30 minute drive away.
Learn about the fascinating Dunsmuir family, through their home and their interesting lives. The building itself has a rich and vibrant history as it has seen many iterations since its beginnings as a family home i.e. Military hospital, Victoria College, Victoria Conservatory of Music. Fantastically…
Historic and a beautiful. We especially love it during the Holidays.
A National Historic Site, Craigdarroch was built by coal barron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria. Tours.
“A must see when you come visit Victoria. Location is across from the Parliament Buildings at 675 Belleville St.”
“Beacon Hill Park is a beautiful park to walk around in with ponds, a rose garden, peacocks, ducks, and turtles. There is also a seasonal petting zoo from May to August.”
“Has the largest collection of works out of any art museum in British Columbia, with approximately 20,000 works in its permanent collection. Variety of art, including pieces from Canada & Asia, plus gardens with a Japanese Shinto shrine.”
Point of Interest
“Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public from 8:30am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays year-round. They are open to the public on weekends from the 3rd weekend in May to the first weekend in September. We offer scheduled guided tours and self-guided tour booklets.”
“Long sandy beach with generous children's play area, wash rooms, grassy area for picnics, Kiwanis Tea Room open during summer months. 10 minutes by car from host's home. Lots of parking. ”