Free Admission to Hatley Park Gardens on Father’s Day

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Free Admission to Hatley Park Gardens on Father’s Day

June 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Father's Day Hatley Park Gardens

What are your plans for Father’s Day? Plan a visit to Hatley Park gardens.

Among Victoria’s least known gardens, yet one of the area’s most beautiful, are the gardens found at Hatley Park National Historic Site home to Royal Roads University. Situated on the shores of Esquimalt Lagoon with a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, these gardens have been in existence for almost a century.  Built by James Dunsmuir, son of coal baron Robert Dunsmuir, they are among the finest surviving Edwardian gardens in Canada. “I don’t care what it costs, just build it”, were James Dunsmuir’s famous words in the early part of the last century.  In 1910, the Dunsmuir family moved into their grand castle. Set in a farm nestled in a 565-acre forest of Douglas firs, there was also a dairy operation, sheep, a tannery and a sawmill.

Enjoy free admission on June 17, 2018. Find out how to get to Hatley Park Gardens and where to park.

In the mood for more gardens? Check out the Inside Guide To Southern Vancouver Island’s Secret Gardens and explore garden offerings only the locals know.

Tip: Did you know Hatley Park also offers wedding packages?


June 17, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Colwood, BC V9B 5Y2 Canada
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