Government House Victoria

1401 Rockland AVE Victora BC V8S 1V9

    Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. The grounds embrace 36 acres, including formal gardens and a rare Garry oak ecosystem. From May to September, the Cary Castle Mews Interpretive Centre and Tea Room offer visitors a unique place to explore the history of this National Historic Site and enjoy a cup of tea.

    Hours: Gardens: Open every day of the year from dawn to dusk, free of charge.
    Cary Castle Mews Interpretive Centre and Tea Room: Open May to September.

    Public tours of Government House are offered one Saturday a month, at 9:30am and 11am. Tours are one hour in length. Visit for the next tour date.

    For more information, please email Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Centre at [email protected], or phone 250-953-2033 or toll-free 800-663-3883.

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    Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.