COVID-19 Update


Parks Canada has temporarily suspended all motor vehicle access by visitors until further notice. Visitor parking facilities and the Hatley Park gardens are also closed to the public. This action respects the advice of public health experts to stay home and avoid public gatherings. Read more...

Photography in the Gardens

Photography in the gardens allows a commercial photographer access to the gardens for a wedding or group photography session up to 1.5 hours. The cost for this service is $100 plus applicable taxes. Photos may be taken in the following locations: Japanese Garden, Italian Garden, Croquet Garden. Please note there are no inside privileges to Hatley Castle. Photography sessions will be confirmed three weeks prior to the requested date to ensure there are no conflicting events scheduled.  Reservation times are available during Monday - Friday after 5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays. 

Please Contact Us to make advanced reservations and payment.

Please be advise, recreational drone use is not permitted on Royal Roads University's property as per Transport Canada Regulations regarding safe and responsible use of remotely controlled unmanned aircraft (drones).  All faculty, students, employees, contractors, volunteers, and the general public located on RRU’s property are governed by this policy.