Emily Carr Tours
Victoria as seen through the eyes of Canada's leading painter and writer Emily Carr (1875-1945)
Experience the magic of the old growth forest and seaside vistas that inspired the enigmatic art of
Emily Carr. Continue on through the heritage community in which she grew up and explore the Art
Gallery of Greater Victoria. Here you will be provided with an interpretive viewing of Emily's paintings.
Throughout the day you will hear colourful stories about this unique woman and the independent path
through life that she chose.
*Emily Carr tours can be adapted from a half day format to a multi-day format
**Emily Carr tours can be designed to accommodate different levels of mobility
Hatley Castle & Gardens
The largest, intact Edwardian gardens in Canada are to be found on this historic, 565-acre estate now called home by Royal Roads University. Thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Hatley Park Society and the University the estate has now been named a National Historic Site.
Nestled in an old growth forest, the Hatley Castle is adjacent to the Esquimalt Lagoon and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains of Washington State on the horizon. This majestic setting provides the perfect backdrop for a range of beautiful gardens including a four acre Japanese garden, designed by Isaburo Kishida, who also designed the original Butchart Japanese gardens, a formal, walled, Italian terrace garden featuring many of the original urns and statuary, a bog garden as well as an Edwardian roped and walled rose garden. Additionally, you will find expansive perennial borders.