|January 25, 2008|
100 Years of History At Hatley Castle, Victoria, British Columbia
|Hatley Castle, located 25 minutes west of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in Hatley Park National Historic Site, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2008. Built in 1908, Hatley Castle was the home of James Dunsmuir; former British Columbia Premier and son of coal baron Robert Dunsmuir who built Victoria's Craigdarroch Castle and the E&N Railway on Vancouver Island. |
The castle is situated on a 565-acre Edwardian estate surrounded by 10 heritage gardens, old-growth forests and spectacular vistas overlooking the Esquimalt Lagoon and Juan de Fuca Strait to the Olympic Mountains in Washington State .
Hatley Park has also recently restored its greenhouse - the only building on site that has continually been used for its original purpose. Hatley Castle is now home to Royal Roads University, but offers daily tours to visitors of the castle, museum and gardens. Hatley Park also offers a number of visitor programs from geocaching to birding.
Hatley Castle is a popular site for meetings, retreats, conferences, corporate team building, motion picture films, weddings and special events.