Historic Ross Bay Villa tours resume

Restoration of the 1865 house now complete. A one-hour guided tour is offered on the first Saturday of every month, starting at 2 p.m.

Monthly tours of the Ross Bay Villa resume Saturday (Sept. 7), following the hugely successful “grand opening” in August.

The opening event – with ribbon cutting by the lieutenant-governor – culminated 13 years of meticulous restoration of the 1865 house. Tours of the house now include the exquisite entry-hall, with wood-graining, faux-wood panelling, and hand-made floor-covering. The dining-room and parlour are beautifully re-created with 1860s furnishings, carpets, wallpapers and pictures. Other areas have been treated with similar care. And the Villa flower garden and kitchen garden are in full bloom.

A one-hour guided tour is offered on the first Saturday of every month, starting at 2 p.m. Suggested donation: $8.

Special group tours can be arranged at any time by contacting Nick Russell, of the Ross Bay Villa Society, 250-995-0022.


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