Temporary closure of gardens

*** Please be advised the gardens surrounding Hatley Castle will be restricted due to university activities March 30 to April 2, 2023 ***

Welcome to Hatley Park, a National Historic Site
Explore the history and wonders of Hatley Park, a National Historic Site and home to Royal Roads University, just 25 minutes from downtown Victoria, British Columbia.

Behold the iconic Hatley Castle. Stroll the lush, green grounds and gardens. Hike trails winding through ancient trees. And dip your toes in the Esquimalt Lagoon while gazing at the Olympic Mountains in the distance.

Take a guided tour or walk the site on your own. Beauty is everywhere.

The Royal Roads University campus sprawls over 260 hectares of lush parkland, where you will find walking, hiking, and biking trails, magnificent examples of the west coast's flora and fauna, gorgeous views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the majestic Olympic mountain range in the background, a stunning Japanese garden, and a castle built for one of Vancouver Island's coal barons.