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Road through grounds, Hatley Park

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-115
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. The estate was further developed from 1912-1914 by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall. This included addition of a new entrance on Sooke Road that would bring the visitor down a winding, serpentine road to the main house. An extensive network of roads and trails were added to the estate.

Hatley Park waterfall

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-115
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The waterfall is situated at the north end of the estate where the creek enters the property. Before the Hatley Park estate was developed, a sawmill on the site took advantage of the waterpower created by this creek. In the dry season, it was said to be equivalent to 20 horsepower and increasing to 40 or 50 horsepower in the wetter seasons.

Hatley Park, Japanese Garden waterwheel

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-116
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kishida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.

Hatley Castle, from north west

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-116
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.

Hatley Castle, from west

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-117
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.

Japanese garden bridge and Hatley Castle

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-119
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kashida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.

Japanese Garden, Hatley Park with pond and pavilion

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-119
  • Item
  • 1938-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kishida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927.

Journey's End, terrace, lawn and birdbath

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-4-12
  • Item
  • 1932-1940
  • Part of K. McCann

In 1928, Muriel Dunsmuir married Maurice “Tolly” Wingfield and by 1932, they had built Journey’s End, a home adjacent to the Hatley Park property and in the Arts and Crafts style. In 1952, it was used as a staff residence for Canadian Services College Royal Roads and since 1988, it has been the administration building for Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Park.

family group at Ashnola

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-6-12
  • Item
  • 1890-1898
  • Part of K. McCann

Ashnola was the residence of James Dunsmuir's sister, Emily Ellen Dunsmuir (Mrs. Snowden) and Northing Pinckney Snowden on Victoria's Gorge waterway, across the water from James and Laura's home, Burleith.
Laura Dunsmuir standing on right; Sarah Byrd is seated on the step.

Hatley Castle, from south east, at a distance

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-12
  • Item
  • 1912-1920
  • Part of K. McCann

Hatley Castle was designed by renowned British Columbia architect Samuel Maclure for James Dunsmuir. Using only the finest materials, builders, stonemasons and detail carpenters only took 18 months to construct the building from 1908 until 1910.
The Italian garden to the west of the castle was added as part of extensive development of the estate by Boston based landscape architects, Brett and Hall from 1912-1914. The fences separate pastureland from the manicured lawns closer to the house.

Hatley castle from Japanese garden

  • CA RRU 025-002-1-1-120
  • Item
  • 1913-1937
  • Part of K. McCann

The upper Japanese garden at Hatley Park was designed by Japanese landscape architect Isaburo Kashida. The garden was installed in 1909 and developed by Tadashi Noda from 1913-1927. This view from the south shore of the pond shows weeping cherry trees, the floating wisteria arbour, and the castle.

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