Emily Carr House - Historic Places Days

Emily Carr House

Victoria, British Columbia
Type
House Museum/Homestead
Address
207 Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
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Hours
11am - 4pm
Phone
(250)383-5843

Emily Carr House and Gardens, a National and Provincial Historic Site, are now “all in order and carefully tended” for you to come and experience. Stroll through the open gates and along the path that leads you towards the back verandah. Step into Emily Carr’s family home and discover for yourself how she emerged from this traditional colonial upbringing to become the internationally renowned painter and writer whose legacy of inspiration grows stronger with the passage of time. At your own pace, tour through the lovingly restored and beautifully appointed downstairs rooms. Pull up a chair in her parlour, curl up with one of her many autobiographical books and you will gain not only a sense of the context of the times in which she lived but, also come to appreciate how she was so remarkably ahead of those times.  A Post-Impressionist and Modernist painter, writer and thinker; a champion of First Peoples; an advocate for social justice; and an environmentalist- Emily Carr was a true visionary.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • National Historic Site

Location

207 Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
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