Government House, Victoria

Government House, Victoria

An iconic landmark that has been an important part of the Victoria's history since it was first built in 1858, the Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Canada.

Visitors can explore the beautifully landscaped gardens that surround the property, which feature a wide variety of plants and trees from around the world. There are also numerous walking paths and trails that offer stunning views of the gardens and the city.

One of the main attractions here is the ceremonial Changing of the Guard, which takes place every summer. Visitors can watch as the guards, dressed in their traditional red and black uniforms, march through the grounds accompanied by a military band.

Inside the house, visitors can take a guided tour to learn about the history of the building and its significance to the province. The tour includes the main reception rooms, the ballroom, and the private quarters of the Lieutenant Governor.

Another popular attraction is the Tea Room, which serves traditional high tea and other refreshments. Visitors can relax and enjoy the elegant surroundings while sipping on tea and nibbling on sandwiches and pastries.

In addition to these activities, Government House also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including concerts, garden parties, and cultural celebrations.

Why You Should Visit:
With its rich history, beautiful gardens, and unique cultural experiences, the Government House offers something for everyone to enjoy.
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Government House on Map

Sight Name: Government House
Sight Location: Victoria, Canada (See walking tours in Victoria)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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