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Hatley Castle is now the home of Royal Roads University. From 1940-1995 it was a Canadian military college. Hatley Castle and Gardens
Prior to European settlement, the area was used by the Coast Salish inhabitants as a source for food (berries and camas bulbs) and clothing (cedar bark). Settlers farmed this site until the early 1900s, when it was transformed into an elegant Edwardian estate.
In 1906, B.C.'s Lieutenant Governor, James Dunsmuir who was of Scottish ancestry, purchased the property and commissioned renowned Canadian architect Samuel Maclure to build a 40-room home in the Scottish baronial style, a Gothic revival style popular in the Edwardian period. The Dunsmuirs also created many beautiful formal gardens using the services of renowned American garden designers Brett and Hall. They named their estate "Hatley Park" in the tradition of the grand European private estates. The castle became a landmark and was home to the Dunsmuir family until the estate was sold to the Government of Canada.
In 2008, Hatley Castle celebrated it's 100th anniversary since completion.
http://www.hatleypark.ca/about-us/hatley-castle.htm
http://www.royalroads.ca/the-university/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Roads_Military_College
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