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.
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Completed in 1890 by Island coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir (see his Wikipedia page for an intriguing read), Craigdarroch Castle is a must see if you are into history, architecture, and things of that nature. Afterwards, stroll down some of the nearby side streets for a look…
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.
Amazing castle, just up the street. If you love history, this is the place to go.
Historic and a beautiful. We especially love it during the Holidays.
A wonderful historic sight right in the middle of the city, not far from the suite
“This museum showcases artifacts, documents and specimens of British Columbia’s natural and human history. Includes an extensive Indigenous collection and an IMAX movie theatre.”
“Lovely park to bring your family to enjoy an afternoon walking around or petting the goats right at the heart of Victoria.”
“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
“The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Speaker and the Serjeant-at-Arms are amongst those responsible for the legislative precinct, which by statute include the Parliament Buildings and grounds. The Neo-baroque buildings face north on Belleville Street facing the Inner Harbour and diagonally across from The Empress Hotel. A statue of Queen Victoria stands on the front lawn as well the British Columbia Legislature Cenotaph commemorating the province's World War I, World War II, Korean War and Afghanistan War dead. Atop the central dome is a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver. Free guided tours of the facility are offered year-round.”