Fodor's Expert Review St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site

Downtown Victoria Educational Institution
This former convent and school, founded in 1858, played a central role in British Columbia's pioneer life. The academy's little chapel—the first Roman Catholic cathedral in Victoria—has been restored to look just as it did in the 1920s. The 6-acre grounds, with their fruit trees and herb and flower gardens, are free to visit. They have also been restored as historic landscapes, and are a delightful, quiet respite from the downtown bustle.
Educational Institution Garden/Arboretum Religious Building/Site/Shrine Historical

Quick Facts

835 Humboldt St.
Victoria, British Columbia  V8V 4W8, Canada

250-953–8829

www.stannsacademy.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: By donation, Closed Tues. in summer; closed Mon.–Wed. in winter

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