Victoria's little castle
Every city needs a castle. Hatley Castle, the
center of what used to be Royal Roads Military College, was built in
1908. James Dunsmuir (a name that shows up all over British
Columbia) commissioned the castle, using local materials (stone from
Saturna Island.) James lived in the castle until he died in 1920,
and his family stayed on until 1937. In 1940 is was purchased for
Military use, and educated members of the military until 1995. In
1995 the facility was turned over to a private education company, and
has been open to the public since then.
Considering the price of admission and how quite it was, Hatley castle
was a real treat to visit.
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