If you follow Rockland Ave., you will find the beautiful and historic 1800s neighborhood of Rockland centered around Craigdarroch Castle and Government House.
The elegant neighborhood of Rockland lives up to it’s name and then some. As the streets become more narrow, you will notice that the sidewalks are bordered by hand-placed stonework and rock walls. Many of the properties in the area are notable for their heritage architecture, elaborate fencing, and lush gardenscapes.
Things to do around Rockland
If you have a camera and like to take beautiful photos you could spend days just walking around the area snapping images of cobble drives and stonework. As a primarily residential area there aren’t a lot of commercial buildings but the few that exist do have events.
Visit Government House
Saturday, March 7th 10 am & 11 am
Volunteer tour guides outline the role and responsibilities of the Lieutenant Governor and share the fascinating history of this National Historic Site. An interactive map of the gardens is available.
Admission is free and no is booking required.
Craigdarroch Castle in Song
Sunday March 8th 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please Join us for an evening of music in celebration of the story of Craigdarroch Castle and Victoria’s heritage.
Tickets are $15.00 and a portion of the proceeds goes towards scholarships for student summer music programs.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria : Drop-in Tours
Sat/Sun March 7th & 8th 2pm – 3pm
Come see BC’s largest art collection and the largest collection of amber and ivory carvings in North America. The drop-in tours are an excellent way to explore the gallery’s exhibits and learn about some of the art on display.
Admission is $13 and covers the cost of the tours.