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Holiday Shopping Event

Holiday Shopping Event

Join us for a night of music, artisan food and beverage sampling, unique gifts for the season and 10% beautiful decorations for the home.

La Riche Canadienne’ - The Music of Elinor Dunsmuir

La Riche Canadienne’ - The Music of Elinor Dunsmuir

The CD, La Riche Canadienne: The Music of Elinor Dunsmuir (1887-1938) features 30 tracks, a mix of music for voice and piano and chamber music for piano and strings.

Everything But Patience in Ward 9 By Rita Hammett

Everything But Patience in Ward 9 By Rita Hammett

This article was written for The Torch, vol. 4 No. 3, in the summer of 1985: On the third floor of Craigdarroch Castle there is a small room on the...

The Dunsmuir Family and Robert Burns

The Dunsmuir Family and Robert Burns

  Robert and Joan Dunsmuir didn’t lose their fondness for Scotland and things Scottish after moving to Vancouver Island. But unfortunately, no ear...

Christmas at Craigdarroch

Christmas at Craigdarroch

No one knows exactly how the Dunsmuirs celebrated Christmas at Craigdarroch. If they were like most people in late 19th Century Victoria, they had a Christmas tree, decorated mantles, window frames and pictures with greenery, and sent and received Christmas cards.

Students and history buffs can now get to Craigdarroch Castle’s inimitable collection online!

On July 21, 2017, a new icon appeared on the Historical Resources page of the Castle’s website: look for the object ID tag

Our New Website Goes Live

Craigdarroch Castle launched our new website on March 28, 2017. While some of the design elements carry over from our previous site – you’re actually on a brand new site built on the Shopify CMS platform.

Craigdarroch Military Hospital: A Canadian War Story

Over 1,000 sick and disabled veterans of The Great War were treated at Craigdarroch Military Hospital.

The Doctor’s Case: We’re Gonna Be in Pictures!

Craigdarroch Castle is no stranger to film productions, having been featured in major and minor movies, music videos and documentaries for decades.