- Admission to Victoria's famous Craigdarroch Castle
- Visit one of the finest examples of Victorian-era elegance
- Admire the exquisite woodwork and a large stained glass collection
- Self-guided tour allows you to explore at your own pace
What You Can Expect
Tragically, Mr. Dunsmuir passed away before the home’s completion, and only his wife, Joan, and some of their children and grandchildren ever actually lived in the home. After Joan’s death in 1908, the entire contents of the Castle were sold at an auction and the property was subdivided. The castle subsequently served as a military hospital, a college, school board offices, a music school and finally as a historic museum.
Explore the castle on a self-guided tour that takes approximately one hour.
A highly recommended self guided tour. Beautifully restored rooms give a real sense of life in turn of the century Victoria's high society. Spectacular stained glass windows in almost every room.
The house is beautiful and the docents are the most informative and friendliest we have ever come across. They will spend as little or as much time as you want talking about the house, the history of the family, and their favorite items. Well worth the time and money to see this treasure from Canada's industrial rich!
Friendly, informative and overall enjoyable experience. A must see!
Beautiful home and well worth seeing. The history about the home is very interesting!
It was great!! We really enjoyed the Castle.
This was really cool. We loved the history throughout. We also enjoyed seeing it a little bit in the restoration process as well. We TOTALLY got out money's worth.
Enjoyed seeing the Castle, would have been nice to have had a walk through talking guide.
The castle was really cool to look at. There was so much history in it and it's amazing to hear all the different ways it was used.
Grand old house in process of being restore. Got to take lots of pictures and learned a lot of history about the house
Very interesting Victorian castle, beautiful restoration in progress. The stained glass windows were magnificent. Very elegant life style if you were the upper class.