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Vancouver Island Sights

Point Ellice House

  • 2616 Pleasant St. Map It
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  • House/Mansion/Villa

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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. You can take a half-hour audio tour of the house (presented from a servant's point of view) and stroll in the English country garden. Point Ellice House is only a few minutes' drive north of downtown Victoria, 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 trip lasts about 15 minutes and takes in the sights of the harbor. Tea and fresh-baked goodies are served under an awning on the lawn daily from 11 to 2:30 when the house is open.

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2616 Pleasant St., Victoria, British Columbia, V8T 4V3, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$6
  • Early May–early Sept., Thurs.–Mon. 11–4


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