Travelled from Berlin to do a road trip from Vancouver to Calgary, our first stop was this beautiful place! Thanks for the perfect...
- Bianka & Frank
This was such a relaxing get away weekend to unplug and celebrate my birthday. We enjoyed the stay, the room was comfortable and clean...
- Jess & Tysib
We were pleased with the terrific Bed and Breakfast stay we enjoyed in your home. You have given great attention to the most minute...
- Marlene and Pat
Wonderful hosts, wonderful weather, fabulous view. Great suggestions and recommendations of sights to see, places to visit, China...
- Randy & Allison
Thanks Dieter & Ashley for your fabulous hospitality and amazing B&B. It was such a treat to stay at Birds of a Feather...
- Laura Cross
Lovely home, fantastic location & friendly hosts. We have had a relaxing few days and seen some fantastic things. This ends our...
- Christine, Dave and Amy
Our home is Woodland Hills, California and this has been a wonderful getaway with a peacful, welcoming and friendly stay @ "Birds of...
- Bernardo, Alisa, Veronica
We stay at B&B's frequenty and can say that this is righteous! Heck you've even got the same kayak that I haul around Manitoba...
- Leo Nijssen & Sherry Peden
This place is GORGEOUS! The dogs & pig are way friendly! Thank you.
- Grace
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- Hope + James Campbell



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