Visiting Hatley Castle near Victoria, British Columbia

Hatley Castle is a short drive from Victoria, BC and is on the campus of Royal Roads University. I must admit one of our main reasons for making this stop on our west coast visit was that I used to watch the TV show Smallville. Hatley Castle was Lex Luthor’s mansion in the TV show and being a huge fan of the show I had to stop by and see it first hand.

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We didn’t end up going inside of the Castle even though we could pay for a tour. Mostly because all of the rooms have been converted to offices and students have classes in there. We were also on a limited time schedule. Regardless we were able to walk all around the exterior of the building and enjoy the garden as well.

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The castle was completed in 1908 and you won’t find very many pieces of architecture quite like this in Canada. The only other places I can think about are Casa Loma in Toronto and a few places in Old Quebec. If you are visiting Victoria B.C., this is somewhere to put on your to do list.

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