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“Wonderful gardens”
Review of Government House

Government House
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US$99.44*
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1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
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US$182.30*
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2-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
Ranked #8 of 188 things to do in Victoria
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Owner description: Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the province.
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This belongs to all the people of BC. It has wonderful gardens that are cared for by many volunteers. Open to all and no charge.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Excellent place to visit and wander the gardens . The Mews Cafe has some growing pains but overall is a refreshing place to stop for tea.

Thank Roz M
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

Gardens spectacular - entry to L-G residence not permitted, but public access to beautiful gardens... incredible view from back of building over Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

The gardens are amazing. There are numerous wandering paths that lead all over the property, and the back of the house has views across the water to the Olympic Peninsula. The rose garden is spectacular! In addition, the attractions at the Cary Mews which is located on the grounds is a little trip back in time. With a newly expanded costume museum, an interpretive centre, a heraldry & honours exhibit, a tea room and gift shop it's well worth a look. Lots of parking on site and the best part ... it's FREE!

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

The grounds were very beautifully kept. You can take your dog there for a stroll around the manicured landscape.
The museum was a step back in time to see all of the beautiful garments worn years ago. The curator has done an excellent job!

Thank Glo C
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