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Where to stay in Rockland

Located on a rocky cliff, east of downtown, and overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, lies Rockland. One of Victoria’s most historic neighborhoods, just moments away from the bustling downtown area and within easy reach of Beacon Hill Park and Fairfield’s main attractions. Rockland is an upscale residential district boasting wide streets lined with Edwardian and Victorian style houses and opulent old mansions. With a low-key vibe, and home to Craigdarroch Castle and Government House, Rockland is an ideal destination for a relaxing vacation.

Hotels in Rockland


From luxury villas to cozy B&Bs, there is certainly a wide variety of accommodation in Rockland. Villa Marco Polo Inn is a 5-star Rockland hotel that has opulent, traditional Italian-style guest rooms, with some even featuring fireplaces and balconies that overlook the landscaped Tuscan gardens. The Craigmyle is a popular 3-star Bed and Breakfast hotel in Rockland that is just moments away from historic Craigdarroch Castle. Guests love its charming rooms and suites with living rooms, kitchenettes, and en suite bathrooms. Some suites even have views of the Castle. This Rockland boutique hotel is located right in the heart of the neighborhood with the area’s key attractions just a short distance away.

Things to do in Rockland


Visit the vibrant Cook Street Village with a wonderful array of shops, restaurants, coffee houses, and even a popular market selling local produce and organic goods. Take a trip around the 200-acre Beacon Hill Park, considered one of Victoria’s most beautiful parks, and where you can hop in a horse-drawn carriage and ride through the magnificent landscaped gardens, past the lakes, ponds, exotic flowers, and wild peacocks. Government House, the residence of the Lieutenant Governor, has commanding oceanic views, and a wonderful costume museum exhibiting period pieces. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the cultivated gardens, and pop into the Tea Room for a spot of afternoon tea. Don’t forget to stop by Craigdarroch Castle, a key Victoria landmark and a Canadian National Historic Site dating back to the late 1880s. The architecture of the Castle wonderfully combines Romanesque, 11th- and 12th-century Spanish, French, and Italian designs, stained glass windows, and intricate woodwork.

Good for couples


Vacationing near Victoria offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a vibrant city vibe with a diverse mix of old-world charm combined with extraordinary natural surroundings. There aren’t many destinations that can offer a weekend full of biking, water sports, and whale watching tours. Rockland also enjoys the benefits of being a low-key neighborhood where heritage houses line the streets, and Craigdarroch Castle and Government House just a stone’s throw away. This district is within easy reach of all Victoria’s landmarks and main attractions, making it the perfect couple-friendly getaway. 

How to get to Rockland


Daily non-stop international and domestic flights arrive and depart from Victoria International Airport, which is approximately 17 miles from Rockland—just a short 38-minute cab ride away. You can also take a flight to Vancouver International Airport and then hop on the ferry from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to Swartz Bay. Public transportation is also readily available in Rockland, so hiring a car isn’t strictly necessary, but if you prefer direct and stress-free travel in Rockland, then consider renting a car from one of the many car rental companies at the airport.