Chateau Victoria is Pleased to Announce the Winner Our Facebook Contest

Posted in Events By mark

It’s official. The winner of our Facebook contest prize – A Dream Getaway to Victoria package, which includes 3 nights’ accommodation at Chateau Victoria – is Sunny Gill.

Sunny, along with hundreds of other contestants, ‘liked’ our Facebook page, completed the entry form, and then went to our sponsor’s Facebook pages for multiple chances to win.

It paid off. Sunny’s winning package includes:

That’s a total prize value of $1795 + tax!

Congratulations Sunny! We know you’ll have a great time enjoying these wonderful Victoria attractions.

The Hands of Time artwork

Posted in Art By mark

The Hands of Time artwork that commemorates the City of Victoria’s 150th anniversary of incorporation in 2012. The ceremony took place onWednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Lower Causeway.

Free Walking Tours 
The City is partnering with local historian John Adams to provide free walking tours of some of the sculptures over the next few weekends. Registration is not required. Participants are asked to meet at the “Holding a Mirror” sculpture located at the Lower Causeway of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Free tours will be offered rain or shine on:

  • Sunday, May 26, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 15, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

A Piece of Victoria’s History – Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle is a sight to see in Victoria! It was built between 1887-1890 for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune in the coal industry. Perfectly situated on a hill with beautiful views of Victoria, the Castle is a pleasant walk from Chateau Victoria located at 1050 Joan Crescent.

Craigdarroch has 39 rooms with lavish furnishings, woodwork, and stained glass windows throughout four floors. There’s also a massive staircase with 87 stairs that lead up to the tower. This is worth the climb because the view up there is breathtaking.

There are 1.75 acres of grounds around the Castle with paths, ponds, streams and meadows. Be sure to allow yourself some time to relax and enjoy a stroll.

Craigdarroch Castle is open 7 days a week, including statutory holidays for self-guided tours. Admission is $13.75 for adults, $12.75 for seniors, $5.00 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

To learn more visit Craigdarroch’s website at


Roy has been at Concierge at the Chateau Victoria since 2004. He loves people and he loves Victoria. His favourite part of being a Concierge is introducing guests to the many hidden treasures that Victoria has to offer.

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