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Rockland Avenue

1401 Rockland Avenue – Government House

Government House at 1401 Rockland Avenue is the site of the official residence of the B.C. Lieutenant-Governor, the Queen’s official representative in British Columbia.

It is listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Site of Canada under the name Estate of the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia National Historic Site of Canada.

Government House, 1401 Rockland Avenue (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Government House, 1401 Rockland Avenue (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Here is a webpage showing Tours of Government House. Most tours are free of charge.

Here is a map showing the location of Government House:

Here is a Google Street View image showing the Rockland Avenue entrance to the Government House grounds:

 

The Government House Gardens

The gardens on the Government House grounds are some of the best in Victoria. Admission is free.

Duck Pond, Government House, 1401 Rockland Avenue (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Duck Pond, Government House, 1401 Rockland Avenue (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

 

Italian Garden, Government House, 1401 Rockland Avenue (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

Italian Garden, Government House, 1401 Rockland Avenue (photo by Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours)

 

Additional Information About Government House

 

 

A Brief History of Government House

Here is the Government House webpage on the History of Government House.

Here are links to some historic photographs of the present Government House, the previous Government House buildings destroyed by fire and the Government House grounds:

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