Daily guided tours resume May 20 to September 4

Experience the tranquility of the Hatley Park estate and enjoy a guided walking tour that will take you on a one-hour journey.

Our knowledgeable guides will share the history of the Indigenous lands, Dunsmuir family, Royal Roads Military College and Royal Roads University.

Unlike other museums you may have visited, Hatley Castle is a "living building" and is occupied by Royal Roads University administration offices, classes and events. Our guided tour experience includes access to the first floor of Hatley Castle, the museum in the lower level and the surrounding gardens.

Please note: Access to Hatley Castle is only available with the guided tour. To protect the gardens, dogs are not permitted in the gated areas.

Tour rates

  • Adult (18–59) — $24.00
  • Senior (60+) — $20.00
  • Student (6–17 years) — $15.00
  • Child (5 and under) — Free
  • Family (maximum 2 adults and 3 students) — $70.00

Tour times

Royal Roads offers one-hour tours every day at 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Please be advised Guided Tours will be unavailable on June 9 due to university events.

Purchasing tickets

To purchase tickets, visit the Garden Booth located on the west side of Hatley Castle.  Tickets are not sold in advance and will close 5 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.