New life for these Royal BC Museum pergolas

When the Royal BC Museum in downtown Victoria decided to renovate their entrance area, they offered up the two iron pergolas that have graced their outdoor entrance area for years. The City of Colwood jumped at the opportunity. 

The pergolas are now fully installed, complete with seating, new fencing and a lovely landscaped lawn. Additional seating and landscaping is planned over the coming months. As well as being an attractive architectural feature that enhances this public space, we hope the pergolas will encourage people to take a seat and relax, gather with friends, and enjoy small events planned for the area. They will become a small venue for art displays, local musicians, and seasonal events as well as an outdoor learning space for preschool or kindergarten programs in the area. Contact us if you would like to inquire about holding your own small event in this public space. 

A Colwood Connection

The pergolas were designed by renowned local architect John Di Castri who is known for his work on many iconic Victoria locations including Centennial Square, the Student Union Building and the Interfaith Chapel at the University of Victoria and many others. In fact, we have a Di Castri  house here in Colwood at 446 Goldstream Avenue. It has undergone recent renovations that have made it much more visible from the road. You will recognize it by the unique arc shape of the home's design.

Let us know what you think

We would love to hear about how you are enjoying the pergolas. Send notes or photos to or tag @CityofColwood on twitter, facebook or instagram.