Best historic sites in Victoria

Check out the top historic sites in Victoria, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Craigdarroch Castle
1. Craigdarroch Castle
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95 local reviews
1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
+1 250-592-5323
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Heather
Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site,…
Laurel
Amazing architecture and historic features, this is a splendid example of a Victorian-era Scottish Baronial…
Mike
A National Historic Site, this castle was built in 1890 and is a definitively Victorian experience. It is a…
1. Craigdarroch Castle
1. Craigdarroch Castle
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95 local reviews
1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
+1 250-592-5323
Heather
Heather
Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been…
Laurel
Laurel
Amazing architecture and historic features, this is a splendid example of a Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion. It was designated a…
Mike
Mike
A National Historic Site, this castle was built in 1890 and is a definitively Victorian experience. It is a shining example of a “bonanza…
2. Emily Carr House
2. Emily Carr House
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30 local reviews
207 Government Street, Victoria
Closed · Opens Saturday 11:00 AM
(250) 383-5843
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Diane
"Emily Carr House is a National Historic Site of Canada located in Victoria, British Columbia. It was the…
Ocean Island Inn
Emily Carr House is a National Historic Site of Canada located in Victoria, British Columbia. It was the…
Mariah
Emily Carr House is a National Historic Site of Canada. It was the childhood home of Canadian painter Emily…
2. Emily Carr House
2. Emily Carr House
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30 local reviews
207 Government Street, Victoria
Closed · Opens Saturday 11:00 AM
(250) 383-5843
Diane
Diane
"Emily Carr House is a National Historic Site of Canada located in Victoria, British Columbia. It was the childhood home of Canadian painter…
Ocean Island Inn
Ocean Island Inn
Emily Carr House is a National Historic Site of Canada located in Victoria, British Columbia. It was the childhood home of Canadian painter…
Mariah
Mariah
Emily Carr House is a National Historic Site of Canada. It was the childhood home of Canadian painter Emily Carr, and had a lasting…
3. Fisgard Lighthouse
3. Fisgard Lighthouse
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39 local reviews
603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
(250) 478-5849
Establishment
Keiran
The first lighthouse on Canada's west coast is still in operation! Fisgard Lighthouse is one of Canada's…
Diane
Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site is a 19th-century coastal artillery fort on the Colwood, British…
Ken
Fort Rodd Hill is a national historic site and also a coastal artillery fort that was used to defend Victoria…
3. Fisgard Lighthouse
3. Fisgard Lighthouse
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39 local reviews
603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria
Closed · Opens Saturday 10:00 AM
(250) 478-5849
Keiran
Keiran
The first lighthouse on Canada's west coast is still in operation! Fisgard Lighthouse is one of Canada's National Historic Sites. There…
Diane
Diane
Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site is a 19th-century coastal artillery fort on the Colwood, British Columbia side of Esquimalt Harbour,…
Ken
Ken
Fort Rodd Hill is a national historic site and also a coastal artillery fort that was used to defend Victoria and the Esquimalt Naval Base…
4. The Butchart Gardens
4. The Butchart Gardens
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116 local reviews
800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay
Closed · Opens Saturday 9:00 AM
+1 250-652-4422
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Country Vacation
The Butchart Gardens offer 22 ha (55 acres) of wonderful floral display located in Greater Victoria on…
Diane
"The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located…
Tyler & Janine
The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada. The…
4. The Butchart Gardens
4. The Butchart Gardens
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116 local reviews
800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay
Closed · Opens Saturday 9:00 AM
+1 250-652-4422
Country Vacation
Country Vacation
The Butchart Gardens offer 22 ha (55 acres) of wonderful floral display located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island. The renown of the…
Diane
Diane
"The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver…
Tyler & Janine
Tyler & Janine
The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada. The gardens receive close to a million…
5. Butchart Gardens
5. Butchart Gardens
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113 local reviews
Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay
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Kaori
These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens, and National Historic Site of Canada, started over 100…
Barbara
In 1904, Mr. Butchart developed a quarry in search for limestone deposits. Mrs. Butchart decided to a make it…
Matt
Amazing collection of flowers and plants across 5 gardens and enormous grounds, a National Historic Site of…
5. Butchart Gardens
5. Butchart Gardens
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113 local reviews
Butchart Gardens, Brentwood Bay
Kaori
Kaori
These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens, and National Historic Site of Canada, started over 100 years ago and remain…
Barbara
Barbara
In 1904, Mr. Butchart developed a quarry in search for limestone deposits. Mrs. Butchart decided to a make it into a beautiful sunken garden…
Matt
Matt
Amazing collection of flowers and plants across 5 gardens and enormous grounds, a National Historic Site of Canada. A must for garden…
6. Hatley Park National Historic Site
6. Hatley Park National Historic Site
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18 local reviews
2005 SOOKE RD, Colwood
(250) 391-2666
Establishment
Barbara
Completed in 1908, this castle is now the administrative centre for the Royal Roads University. There are…
Ken
Hatley Park National Historic Site is a centre of preservation of Vancouver Island history. Which includes…
6. Hatley Park National Historic Site
6. Hatley Park National Historic Site
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18 local reviews
2005 SOOKE RD, Colwood
(250) 391-2666
Barbara
Barbara
Completed in 1908, this castle is now the administrative centre for the Royal Roads University. There are guided tours of this historic site…
Ken
Ken
Hatley Park National Historic Site is a centre of preservation of Vancouver Island history. Which includes Hatley Castle, a medieval castle…
7. royal roads university
7. royal roads university
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38 local reviews
2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria
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Keiran
Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history…
Valerie
Beautiful grounds look out over Witty's Lagoon, the Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary and two military…
Mehgan & Carlos
Xavier's School for the Gifted and an incredible public university and national historic site. The garden's…
7. royal roads university
7. royal roads university
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38 local reviews
2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria
Keiran
Keiran
Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence and includes…
Valerie
Valerie
Beautiful grounds look out over Witty's Lagoon, the Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary and two military historic sites. Hatley Castle…
Mehgan & Carlos
Mehgan & Carlos
Xavier's School for the Gifted and an incredible public university and national historic site. The garden's and site is exquisite!
8. Fairmont Empress
8. Fairmont Empress
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75 local reviews
721 Government St, Victoria
+1 250-384-8111
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Mike
The Empress Hotel is likely Victoria's most iconic private building; built between 1904 and 1908 it is…
Kris
National Historic site - famous Victoria Afternoon Tea (reservation required) which is a time honoured…
Tyler
Well worth checking out this historic site.
8. Fairmont Empress
8. Fairmont Empress
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75 local reviews
721 Government St, Victoria
+1 250-384-8111
Mike
Mike
The Empress Hotel is likely Victoria's most iconic private building; built between 1904 and 1908 it is designated a National Historic Site…
Kris
Kris
National Historic site - famous Victoria Afternoon Tea (reservation required) which is a time honoured tradition for over a century since…
Tyler
Tyler
Well worth checking out this historic site.
9. 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd
9. 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd
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2 local reviews
603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Victoria
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Mariah
Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site on Fisgard Island is the site of the first lighthouse on the west…
Donna
Fort Rodd Hill is a National Historic Site and offers information about Victoria's Military history.
9. 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd
9. 603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd
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2 local reviews
603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Victoria
Mariah
Mariah
Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site on Fisgard Island is the site of the first lighthouse on the west coast of Canada.
Donna
Donna
Fort Rodd Hill is a National Historic Site and offers information about Victoria's Military history.