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Hatley Park National Historic Site

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2005 Sooke Rd, Colwood, British Columbia V9B 5Y2, Canada
+1 250-391-2666
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Gardens gardens gardens

You could spend hours wandering these beautiful gardens. The other-worldly Japanese garden and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandra L
The gardens alone are worth a visit

Close to Victoria and a lovely drive and view. You can see the mountains in Washington across the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Julia S
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An 800-acre park full of gently rolling lawns and lots of trees.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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2005 Sooke Rd, Colwood, British Columbia V9B 5Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could spend hours wandering these beautiful gardens. The other-worldly Japanese garden and opulent rose garden were personal highlights.

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to Victoria and a lovely drive and view. You can see the mountains in Washington across the straight. The castle was closed to the public the day we went due to filming a movie. However, the gardens were open for free that day. The...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We were unable to take tour of inside of Castle because of time. The grounds are beautiful trees shrubs flowers worth the time

Thank vernon h
Reviewed 24 May 2017

James Dunsmuir's retirement estate, beautiful historic castle with 26 acre gardens. The Japanese garden was designed by the same designer who did the Japanese Garden in Butchart garden. It is a beautiful estate. About 9 miles from Victoria

Thank Wanda B
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This Castle is beautiful and the grounds are amazing. We enjoyed our tour, only wished we were able to see more once we go inside the castle. We were only allowed to see the first floor. The gardens surrounding the castle are breathtaking. I highly...More

Thank ChristinaN5
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Love wandering the gardens. Japanese garden offered beautiful vistas at the pond. Late Spring meant Rhodos and Camellias provided most of the colour but it was a peaceful lovely walk throughout the special garden areas. Have been in the summer when the rose garden is...More

Thank Pearlpeony
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is now part of a college, and it's a huge estate to maintain. The building from the outside is stunning, and it is great fun to imagine over the years how many famous people have visited and/or been there to film movies. However, now...More

Thank aksnt11
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We just quickly stopped by. The price for a tour was fairly spendy, so we just walked around the outside. It looked cool, and probably would have been much more enjoyable if we had done the tour. That being said, we spent 10-15 minutes walking...More

Thank Rachel V
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Royal Roads / Hatley Park is one of the nicest Canadian properties I've been to. You can imagine the life of the family that lived there in the early 1900s, especially after visiting the museum. You can also imagine the life of the cadets that...More

Thank waterlootwo
Reviewed 3 February 2017

January may not be the best time of year to visit this place, but we were very glad that we took the time. We did not get into the building except for the small museum and gift shop. Had a very enjoyable time exploring the...More

Thank GrandPanjandrum
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Nancy M
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Response from Tracie W | 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
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