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Point Ellice House

Point Ellice House Review

The O'Reilly family home, an 1861 Italianate cottage overlooking the Selkirk Waterway, has been restored to its original splendor, with the largest collection of Victorian furnishings in western Canada. Tea and fresh-baked goodies are served under an awning on the lawn daily from 11 to 2:30. You can take a half-hour audio tour of the house (presented from a servant's point of view), stroll in the English country garden, or try your hand at croquet. Point Ellice House is only a few minutes' drive north of downtown, but it's in an industrial area, so it's more fun to come by sea. Victoria Harbour Ferries leave from a dock in front of the Fairmont Empress; the sailing lasts about 15 minutes and takes in the sights of the harbor.

Updated: 05-09-2012

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