Explore Our World
While Hatley Castle is the centrepiece of the majestic estate, there's so much more to self-explore at Hatley Park: gorgeous Japanese, Italian, and Rose formal gardens that follow Edwardian design; 15km of walking and hiking trails through old-growth forest; a protected migratory bird sanctuary; a historic First Nations' site; and a spectacular view of the Juan de Fuca Strait. You'll find everything that makes the West Coast unforgettable only 25 minutes from downtown Victoria.
Royal Roads University is pleased to extend complimentary garden access to our community to provide access for everyone to enjoy the beauty of the gardens anytime. Please note, restricted areas may apply.
Access to the formal gardens will be permitted through the Garden Booth during operational hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. To protect our formal gardens, we do not permit dogs in the gated garden areas.
Photoshoots are not being permitted at this time.