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We are open for tours Wednesday through Sunday. Purchase tickets when you arrive. 

A beautiful setting for outdoor events

The use of the South Lawn is available to the public free of charge for personal use only. For special events, the base rental fee begins at $1000 + tax and goes up from there depending upon event size. This fee permits the use of our private parking lot, permission to install chairs, sporting equipment, decorations, tents, portable facilities, etc.

*The fee does not include access to the facilities in Craigdarroch Castle or any rentals.

The 78,000 square foot South Lawn has been recently re-graded and an irrigation system was installed allowing for green grass throughout the summer. Close to downtown and with the Castle in the background, the South Lawn is an ideal space for your special event. We work with local party and tent rental companies who can provide customized options for your event.

Please remember that as The Castle is situated in a residential neighborhood there is a by-law in effect that restricts noise levels after 10pm.

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Robert and Joan Dunsmuir had two sons, eight daughters and plenty of exploits. The Castle weaves a fascinating tale of this intriguing family – their achievements, their relationships and even their quirks.

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Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.

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We are open for tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am – 4:00pm (closed Monday & Tuesday), (Please note that we are closed December 25th, 26th, and January 1st.)

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