Built in the late 1800's for the wealthy coal baron Robert Dunsmuir and his family, Craigdarroch Castle is one of the most intricately designed buildings in B.C.
With 39 rooms containing elaborate architecture, stained glass windows, and grand staircases, it's the perfect destination for anyone looking to immerse themselves in some local history. Plus, there's even rumours that it's haunted.
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Located on Joan Crescent in Victoria, travellers from Vancouver will have to take the ferry over to the island before any adventuring can begin. The ferry ride is pleasant and relatively short, making this the perfect spot to day trip to with your friends. You can even bring a picnic and have lunch on the castle grounds!
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Perfect if you're looking for a unique date idea, there's just something about Craigdarroch Castle that's super romantic. Understandably, the castle is also a major wedding destination. If you're looking to "start your lives together like royalty", as the website boasts, then you've found the right place. Weddings packages start from $300, and what's cooler than getting married in a real life castle?
Craigdarroch Castle is currently operating on its summer hours of 9am-7pm until September 6th, so stop by while the weather is good and spend your day galavanting through a unique piece of the past. Plus, there's a gift shop, and who doesn't love a good gift shop?
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