Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, Canada - Encircle Photos

28 Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, Canada

At the age of 25, Robert Dunsmuir left Scotland and sailed for 191 days in order to reach Vancouver Island. He initially worked as a coal contractor for the Hudson’s Bay Company. By the end of his career, he was a coal, shipping and rail tycoon and one of the wealthiest men in British Columbia. Dunsmuir spent a fortune to build this opulent mansion. Unfortunately, he died in 1889, about 1.5 years before construction of Craigdarroch Castle was finished.


1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5, Canada


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