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Point Ellice House

2616 Pleasant St, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4V3, Canada
+1 250-380-6506
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Worth a visit - Tim was very knowledgable and informative

My husband and I were killing time before we had to leave for the ferry and decided to spend an... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Cheryl B
,
Surrey, Canada
Wonderfully preserved house. This is an ongoing project so visiting every few years means you see new things.

Elegant historic house has been lovingly preserved. It is remarkable that it could be done. Very... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
judy R
,
Edmonton, Canada
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Beautiful gardens and house featuring an afternoon tea.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“house tour” (9 reviews)
“high tea” (19 reviews)
“bay street” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2616 Pleasant St, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4V3, Canada
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+1 250-380-6506

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

My husband and I were killing time before we had to leave for the ferry and decided to spend an hour or so touring this old house. We lucked out as a tour was just starting as we arrived. The charming lady in the tea...More

Thank Cheryl B
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Elegant historic house has been lovingly preserved. It is remarkable that it could be done. Very good tour guide. This is the history of Victoria. The gardens are lovely to walk through. The gift shop has a new buyer! Some great buys to be found....More

Thank judy R
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Couldn't have chosen a nicer Sunday to visit. We three friends from Victoria have wAtched this heritage home and grounds become a really attractive spot---especially if you come by Water Taxi so you get a historical feeling rather than a view of 2017 recycling industrial...More

Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I went to Point Ellice House for a quick run through before the season is due to start up. The ambiance of the garden makes the place feel very alive and gives life to the stories that go along with house tour. The staff were...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Nice historic house which gives you a bit of flavour for local history situated in Victoria. A good visit but maybe a bit boring for kids.

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Reviewed 21 December 2016

This property was owned by an Anglo-Irish family that provided some senior civil servants to 19th century British Columbia. The day to day domestic life in this household is vividly displayed by the setting, the furnishings and artifacts and the presentations by tour guides in...More

Thank 595boba
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had a perfect afternoon for our Royal Tea in honour of Kate and William's visit. We had champagne and wonderful sandwiches and sweets. We were able to sit outside as the weather was cooperative.

1  Thank WendySue56
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

After living in Victoria for 18 years, I finally decided to pay a visit to Point Ellice House! Why did I wait so long??? I was surprised, given the neighbourhood it's located in, at just how beautiful the property is. Our tour guide was very...More

2  Thank somegalfromcan
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Maybe I'm being harsh as we only walked their ground. It was closed for a private function. If it were my event, I would have been very upset. Their outdoor chairs were set up on uncut grass loaded with leaves. The flowers showed me nothing....More

1  Thank crystal27
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Steeped in tradition, a visit to Victoria is not complete without afternoon tea. We decided on a visit to Point Ellis House to enjoy high tea in their beautiful garden. The Grand Tea was an assortment of savoury sandwiches, scones and sweets. My daughters each...More

1  Thank Natalie C
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