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Craigdarroch Castle

Victoria, BC
Visit this spectacular mansion built in 1890 with four floors of exquisite stained-glass windows, intricate woodwork, and lavish furnishings. Craigdarroch Castle's tower, rising high above the city, offers a stunning view of Victoria, the Pacific Ocean, and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Tours are self-guided and 'I Spy' maps are available for children.

Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.

Please note that Craigdarroch Castle has 87 steps, no elevator, and is not handicap accessible.

Hours of Operation:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Please Read: COVID-19 Protocols

Self-guided tour times are at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm, and must be booked in advance. Tours take approximately 60 minutes and are self-guided and staff are available to answer your questions and maintain safety. For everyone's safety: When you arrive, you may be asked to wait a few minutes to begin your tour so staff can maintain distance between visitors at the start of the tour.

*Closed December 25, 26 and January 1

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