The winding, shady streets of Rockland—roughly bordered by Fort Street, Richmond Avenue, Fairfield Road, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca—are lined with beautifully preserved Victorian and Edwardian homes. These include many stunning old mansions now operating as bed-and-breakfasts, and Victoria's most elaborate folly: Craigdarroch Castle. With mansions come gardens, and several of the city's best are found here.


Government House Gardens

Take a stroll through the walled grounds and 35 acres of formal gardens at Government House, residence of British Columbia's…

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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Attached to an 1889 mansion, this modern building houses one of Canada's largest collections of Asian art. The Japanese garden…

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Craigdarroch Castle

This resplendent mansion complete with turrets and Gothic rooflines was built as the home of one of British Columbia's wealthiest…

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