Le Domaine du Lieutenant-Gouverneur de la Colombie-BritanniqueThis magnificent estate, residence of the Crown's representatives in British Columbia, is a cultural landscape that boasts a long and remarkable association with this high office. In 1865 the government of the colony purchased Cary Castle, a house located on this site, to serve as the residence of the governor of Vancouver Island. When British Columbia entered Confederation in 1871, Cary Castle became the home to the province's lieutenant governors. The present structure, built in 1957-1959, is the third official residence to occupy the site. Its porte-cochere is a link with the past, in that it was part of the previous building destroyed by fire. The grounds of the estate, originally laid out in the early 20th century under a succession of lieutenant governors, include Picturesque gardens that are constantly evolving, a fine shaded pond, mature trees and a rare Garry Oak ecosystem. The outbuildings, known as the Mews and constructed between 1872 and 1903, are reminders of how a great estate was run in the 19th century. The rich mosaic of varying landscapes gives a charm to an estate that is a notable part of the history of British Columbia.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
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|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 474824 N 5362840|
|Decimal Degrees||48.41821667, -123.34025000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 25.093', W 123° 20.415'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 25' 5.58" N, 123° 20' 24.90" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 620 Rockland Pl, Victoria BC V8S 1W3, CA|
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