Craigdarroch Castle with Ferry
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.
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. Face masks are required. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before tour time. There may be a little wait time to try to keep distancing as much as possible.
- Ferry Fare
- Craigdarroch Castle Admission
*Closed December 25, 26 and January 1