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Hatley Park National Historic Site

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A visit to the place where X-men and Descendants was filmed

A very picturesque location on Vancouver Island on the outskirts of Victoria. The run tours here... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Vancovuer, BC
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You might find yourself here taking in one of the many staged yearly events. With Hatley Castle as... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
Victoria, Canada
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An 800-acre park full of gently rolling lawns and lots of trees.
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2005 Sooke Rd, Colwood, British Columbia V9B 5Y2, Canada
+1 250-391-2666
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Very enjoyable site, saw the main floor of the main biulding and really enjoyed the gardens. The outside is stunning for photography, makes sense as to why it stars in X-MEN

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Archie C
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We just moved to Vancouver Island. Every weekend is an adventure so we took the kids for a random day trip on a sunday. The castle was closed due to a wedding function so we just checked out the garden. Had lots of fun with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hailey T
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful well maintained castle overlooking the ocean. It’s part of the royal roads university now. A nice variety of garden for a stroll- the Japanese garden is a must see. A good place to visit and it’s free( other than pay parking).

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Naureen R
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

A very picturesque location on Vancouver Island on the outskirts of Victoria. The run tours here but double check the times as sometimes they close for private functions

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank adamandtaly1
Reviewed June 10, 2018

My third one-day visit to Victoria, and had managed to cover most of the main attractions around from the first 2 times, and did pretty good. This time I researched more and found this place a bit out of the area but seems interesting. So...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

You might find yourself here taking in one of the many staged yearly events. With Hatley Castle as scene stealer and dominant landmark you won't get lost if you wander amongst the many nature trails. Currently, students of Royal Roads University attend this facility but...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RobertMJThompson
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Got to explore this place all to myself. I arrived early morning. I never went inside the building but enjoyed strolling the gardens & grounds. Nice surprise, the peacocks all around. I chose Sunday. Perhaps that is why I was fortunate to have the place...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank snowbirds259
Reviewed October 18, 2017

This college was once a military college and family home. There are nice trails on the property for you to stroll and let the children burn off some energy.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Cindy P
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Visit the castle and gardens but don't bother to do the tour as it is a total rip off. Very disappointing to pay for a tour and you only see the ground floor. Oh and not all of the ground floor as it was booked...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank adamandtaly1
Reviewed July 22, 2017

I took my family here because I had family that had gone to Royal Roads Military College. I also had heard about the gardens onsite and that it was one of the filming locations for the X-Men movies. We went through the Japanese gardens, the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Gordtgr
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August 19, 2018|
Response from RobertMJThompson | Reviewed this property |
The grounds of Hatley Park are always open, but some parts have different hours depending on what you want. Royal Roads University occupies part of Hatley Castle and has regular business hours. There is a trail system... More
July 28, 2016|
Response from TracieW86 | Reviewed this property |
There is a ferry from port Angeles I believe and there may be something right from Seattle called the clipper. Or drive north to Canada and take the ferry from Tswassen