Very exceptional ! Enjoyed the view and the sunrise wake up :) Thank you and hope to come back again. 
- Nathalie
A very enjoyable stay. We had intended to go in to downtown Victoria on Tuesday but spent the whole day here in this area. We watched...
- David & Ruth
Thank you for inviting us to stay in your beautiful B&B. The room was lovely and the view was gorgeous. The breakfasts were really...
- Sheri & Dan
Such a lovely property, and the room is so comfy ! I enjoyed some early morning birding and wildlife around the lagoon. The kids had a...
- Kris, Alex, Rianna & Ito
Thanks for a nice stay in your home.
- The Greens
Thank you for a lovely stay on our way to Port Renfrew.
- Martin & Niels & Anne
Lighthouses all over the room, Basset hounds, amazing bed, and very friendly hosts. How much more perfect can a stay be?? We had an...
- Darren and Teresa
We had such a wonderful stay. We had a lovely bike side over to castle and gardens. The trip to Victoria was nice, although we are...
- The Agsters
This was our first time staying in a B&B. It was a wonderful experience, you were all so friendly, helpful and hospitable. We all...
- Cathy & Jason
Loved it! Great breakfast! Thanks for the doggy treat. Will definitely come back!



Point Ellice House Victoria

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Gold Rush Magistrate and Commissioner Peter O'Reilly acquired Point Ellice House in 1867, and many among Victoria's social elite gathered there. The flowers in the luxuriant heritage gardens surrounding this rambling Italianate home accurately reflect the family's own notes about their Victorian favourites. The property is like a verdant jewel amid the industries and businesses along the Victoria waterfront. Point Ellice is also nationally designated and is considered Western Canada's finest collection of Victoriana in its original setting.

House tours usually begin at the pantry entrance, taking you into the big kitchen

The Point Ellice House Gift Shop is located in the Visitor Centre, a new two-storey building that has been built to represent a structure that used to be on the property. Many of the wonderful items in the shop capture gardening themes in imaginative ways, and you'll also find books and botanicals here!

See the remarkable variety of original O'Reilly artifacts, such as those displayed in the parlour

No visit to Point Ellice is complete without a good look at the Point Ellice Garden. This is a beautiful, restored garden and we have included lots of information on our research resources - archival photographs, 19th century seed catalogues, Victorian gardening tools, heirloom roses and some amazing discoveries during garden restoration. Of particular note are the heritage Roses - many can be dated to a garden plan written by Peter O'Reilly in 1889!

Taking tea at Point Ellice is a popular way to enjoy old-fashioned graces

Overlooking the waters of Victoria's scenic Gorge Waterway, Point Ellice House is, again, where the 'locals' go to enjoy Afternoon Tea! And just as British Navy officers and other guests could do over a hundred years ago, you can still be dropped off at the dock! Today you can step aboard the Harbour Ferry in front of the Empress Hotel and take a leisurely tour past Victoria's Old Town on your way to Point Ellice. Of course, you can arrive by land as well!

 You can come to Point Ellice by land or sea! Board the Harbour Ferry



Where you'll find us

map showing location of Point Ellice House

Point Ellice House is at 2616 Pleasant Street, near the Bay Street Bridge. Approaching from downtown Victoria along Bay Street, traveling west toward the Bridge, turn north on to Pleasant Street where you see the large Point Ellice House sign. (If you're traveling east across the Bridge, a left turn on to Pleasant is not permitted, so proceed to one of the next streets to turn left and loop back to Pleasant) Visitors coming southward into Victoria (e.g.. from the Mill Bay, Swartz Bay, or Sidney ferry terminals) only need to turn right (west) on to Bay Street.

When we're open

We are open seasonally, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, May to September.

Tea is served between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Reservations (for tea) are recommended.

Want  more info

  • Call us at (250) 380-6506
  • Write to us at:
    Point Ellice House
    2616 Pleasant Street
    Victoria, B.C. V8T 4V3

Best of all, visit us yourself this summer!


2616 Pleasant Street
Victoria, BC
Phone: (250) 380-6506
(250) 380-6506