We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Emily Carr House

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 207 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 2K8, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-383-5843
Website
Today
11:00 - 16:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Description:

House belonging to famous Canadian painter Emily Carr.

Book In Advance
More Info
US$93.40*
and up
1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
More Info
US$19.98*
and up
Victoria Audio Tour
More Info
US$171.22*
and up
2-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 96 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great Tribute to a Great Lady

This gives you great insights into one of the best west coast artists of all times. A must see in any tour of local cultural places.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
TravelOften1968
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 89: English reviews
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
616 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gives you great insights into one of the best west coast artists of all times. A must see in any tour of local cultural places.

Helpful?
Thank TravelOften1968
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I am from Victoria and my elderly mother who is a huge fan of Emily Carr was visiting for a short period of time and Jan Ross the director at the Emily Carr House was anything but helpful. Their phone number listed on the website does not work because it is hooked up to a fax machine and when you... More 

Helpful?
Thank ll188dy733
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this review

I personally take responsibility for this unfortunate series of disappointments for the writer and her family. The fax aspect of the phone line is ,however, beyond our control as this feature is required through the government owned phone line and we do not have the ability to change it. It is a regular government phone line with this feature and... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Wonderful little museum for those who want to lean more about Emily Carr and art on the west coast. Make sure you check the schedule before dropping by.

Helpful?
Thank Jonathan C
Duncan, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very welcoming staff and openness to show and share the information about Emily Carr and her works. Nice to have a cup of tea and cookie upon arrival and sit on Emily's porch to enjoy it.

Helpful?
Thank enild2016
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We were first introduced to the art of Emily Carr nearly two years ago and had wanted to visit her house here in Victoria then but the opportunity didn't arise. We were so pleased that we made it this time. This is a gem which has been lovingly cared for making every effort to recreate the house as it would... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sally F
Parksville, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A wonderful peice of history, highly recommended. Great stories great people. Would love to go there again

Helpful?
Thank lisa_brian123
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this review

And we would be delighted to see you again. We always have changing exhibits and special events going on throughout the season and all year round we are available for private viewings-unless other commitments such as house maintenance are going on. More 

Maple Ridge, Canada
Level Contributor
58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a former residence in a quiet neighborhood, several blocks from the downtown waterfront. You will learn about Emily Carr and her work which illustrates the natural history of British Columbia and documents the culture of the First Nations. An added bonus was a exhibition of works by a Vancouver artist and illustrator Jen Burgess, whowe works are inspired... More 

Helpful?
Thank Blackbirdguy
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this review

We are so pleased that your visit to Emily Carr House was a pleasant and informative one for you. We love being able to showcase contemporary artists such as Jen Burgess and currently also, Andrew Wagner of the Garth Homer Art Studio Programme. We strongly believe that ,as Emily described, we need to offer a "Peoples' Gallery" where locals and... More 

Alpine, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Our pedicab driver was so knowledgeable about the Emily Carr House, the fact that ghosts are still known to frequent this property and the grounds were absolutely stunning. It is amazing to hear the history of Emily Carr as one of the original Stakeholders and Artist's that lived in Victoria. Along the side of her home sits what used to... More 

Helpful?
Thank gregf33alpine
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Whether you are an artist in your own right on a pilgrimage or just into Victorian homes you must visit the childhood home of Canadian icon Emily Carr to pay homage to this great female artist... they have a selection of some of her writings and art reproductions to bring back with you as a momento or to give as... More 

Helpful?
Thank maliaka
Campbell River, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I finally got to Emily Carr house this summer and found it to be a little disappointing. It is an amazing piece of history but there was very little information about Emily Carr herself and very little of her artwork. The main artwork for sale was by someone else. I guess I just had a different idea of what would... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank brainhead75
Jan R, General Manager at Emily Carr House, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were a little disappointed in your visit with us. Although we have had original Emily Carr paintings here in the past it is of course always a balance as to controlling the right museum standard controls regarding the environment for such delicate works and we only have one small room in this lovely old Victorian... More 

Travellers who viewed Emily Carr House also viewed

Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 

Been to Emily Carr House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Emily Carr House and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Emily Carr House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?