Craigflower Manor and Property is the home base of the Victoria Highland Games Association. Owned by the Province of British Columbia and leased to the VHGA, this heritage home (a National and Provincial Historic Site) sits on a 3-acre waterfront property about a 10-minute drive from downtown Victoria.
The existing Manor and Property was originally part of a large farm which was managed by Kenneth McKenzie, an emigrant from Haddington, Scotland, and the first farm bailiff on Vancouver Island. With funding from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the provincial Heritage Branch and the VHGA, the sidebuilding of the the Manor has been renovated to provide an interpretive centre and two new washrooms added for improved handicapped and public access. This renovation was completed in the spring of 2017.
The VHGA then worked closely with the BC Heritage Branch, the Town of View Royal and D’Ambrosio Architects to obtain all regulatory approvals and finalize the building design for a new community centre. Situated on the Craigflower property at the corner of Admirals and the Old Island Highway, this new building is scheduled for completion in 2022. Please go to www.craigflowercommunitycentre.com for more information on this exciting project.