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.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1401 Rockland Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1V9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-387-2080
Website
Today
08:30 - 16:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30
Description:

Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is...

Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the province.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$92.22*
and up
1-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria
More Info
US$169.07*
and up
2-Hour Luxury City Tour of Victoria

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 509 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 294
    Excellent
  • 155
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Lovely place to wander through the gardens

We typically stay at Abbeymoore when in Victoria and really enjoy the short walk to Government House. The gardens are gorgeous and ever changing. The walks below the "House" have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
SunnyandBuster
,
Seattle, Washington
Add Photo Write a Review

509 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 476: English reviews
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
337 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We typically stay at Abbeymoore when in Victoria and really enjoy the short walk to Government House. The gardens are gorgeous and ever changing. The walks below the "House" have lovely views.

Helpful?
Thank SunnyandBuster
Canada
Level Contributor
49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited there to see the Old English Car Show on the beautiful grounds surrounding the historic Government House. We walked the gardens and appreciated the care and maintenance of the grounds. The early fall sunny weather was also in sync.

Helpful?
Thank chimo5
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
Level Contributor
168 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here in Sept 2016, just a week before the Royal family would be coming to stay. Since Prince George and Princess Charlotte would be spending most of their time here we were intrigued. No inside tours were available for security reasons. We were only able to tour the grounds which were busily being groomed by the many volunteers... More 

Helpful?
Thank needles4ewe
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the gardens surrounding government hose are truly worth the visit spring summer and even in winter, it's worth the trip Some areas have beautiful views. Rose garden is pretty special in season

Helpful?
Thank 154943Maggie
Level Contributor
40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very stately mansion, the grounds of which are quite spectacular,and we were lucky enough to visit when a tour of the house was also on offer! on another occasion we attended an outdoor concert.

Helpful?
Thank Madeleine O
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
1,145 reviews
371 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do check out when they offer free tours and make a plan to get there for the first tour of the day. You will be impressed with the information shared by the talented guides. You will find out a little about the recent royal visit and get to see where the royals stayed The various art pieces are impressive including... More 

Helpful?
Thank kpatters
Roseburg, Oregon
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Took pedicab here and was able to enjoy the Fabulous Rose Gardens and grounds. We also enjoyed a fabulous picnic lunch while on thebeautiful grounds.

Helpful?
Thank mcconnmj
Trail, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a wonderful jewel of Victoria and the Province. We walked the garden on a rainy day and the experience was priceless. Thanks to everyone who helps here.

Helpful?
Thank Alexboo
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We made the mistake of walking from the downtown area all the way out to Government House, only to discover that the governor was present in the building that day, so we only got to see the downstairs floor. However, the gardens themselves are awesome, and not to be missed! I highly recommend the place, especially on a sunny spring... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sharon C
Vancouver, BC
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Plan a visit to stroll the grounds at Government House. It doesn't matter the season, there is always something to see!

Helpful?
Thank Tripper09

Travellers who viewed Government 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 Government 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 Government House and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Government 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?