Emily Carr House
Emily Carr’s onetime home in Victoria tells the artist’s story through a series of exhibits on her life. Along with the permanent displays, the Emily Carr House also hosts literary readings, social justice fora, and other events throughout the season. The house is an included stop on some tours of the city, including car, pedicab, bicycle, and walking tours ranging from one hour to half a day. Themed excursions featuring the Emily Carr House include history tours, garden tours, or general city tours.
Things to know before you go
- Complimentary refreshments are available on the shady verandah.
- An onsite gift shop carries a wide range of posters and prints.
- The house may be accessible for some wheelchair users. Removable ramps can be provided by staff.
How to get there
The Emily Carr House is located at 207 Government Street, south of the historic waterfront. The closest bus stop is on nearby Menzies Street, near the intersection at Simcoe Street, with service from bus lines #2 and #10. Some hop-on hop-off bus tours of Victoria have stops within walking distance.
When to get there
From May through September the Emily Carr House is open Tuesday through Saturday. In spring, new flowers turn the garden bright with blooms that last through the summer.
Where to See Emily Carr Paintings in Victoria
After visiting Carr’s house, see the artist’s vivid work in the city she loved. Oil paintings, watercolors, and charcoal sketches are on display at the Royal BC Museum in the Old Town. In the Rockland neigborhood, find several more at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, whose holdings include the moving oil painting Odds and Ends.
- Beacon Hill Park
- Royal British Columbia Museum
- British Columbia Parliament Buildings
- Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature
- Fairmont Empress Hotel
- Victoria Inner Harbour
- Miniature World
- Victoria Bug Zoo
- Government Street
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Victoria Cruise Port
- Old Town Victoria
- Race Rocks Ecological Reserve
- Victoria Chinatown
- Art Gallery of Greater Victoria