Royal Roads University is home to Hatley Castle and its stunning Japanese, Italian and Rose gardens. It is surrounded by federally owned lands with miles of walking trails that weave throughout the protected old-growth forest.
Hatley Castle was built by coal magnate James Dunsmuir in 1908. In 1940 the land was purchased by the Department of National Defence (DND) and until 1995 the Castle served as dormitory and mess hall for cadets and staff officers at Royal Roads Military College.
The land is still owned by DND. The castle and surrounding area are leased to Royal Roads University, which is recognized for it's innovative learning model and cutting edge programs designed for experienced and aspiring professionals.
The beautiful buildings and grounds are a National Historic site known as Hatley Park. Visit the breathtaking gardens, castle, museum and gift shop which are open daily from 10am-4pm.
2005 Sooke Road Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2