POINT ELLICE HOUSE
2616 Pleasant Street
Victoria BC V8T 4V3
T (250) 380-6506
F (250) 356-7796
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.
Overlooking the waters
of Victoria's scenic Gorge Waterway, Point Ellice House is, again, where
the 'locals' go to enjoy High 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!
Point Ellice House
is at 2616 Pleasant Street, near the Bay Street Bridge. Approaching from
downtown Victoria along Bay Street, travelling west toward the Bridge,
turn north on to Pleasant Street where you see the large Point Ellice
House sign. (If you're travelling 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 (eg. from the Mill Bay, Swartz Bay, or Sidney ferry terminals)
only need to turn right (west) on to Bay Street.
The historic house and grounds, including the Point Ellice Gift Shop,
are open daily
mid-May to mid-September - 10 am to 5 pm.
Our last High Tea is served at 4 pm