Victoria + Vancouver Island
Christ Church Cathedral
Engagingly out of place among the skyscrapers of downtown, this 1895 Gothic-style cathedral features some of the most expertly crafted stained-glass windows in North America. An Anglican cathedral since 1929, Christ Church offers self-guided walking tours of its 32 Celtic-inspired windows, each depicting a different story from the New Testament. The cathedral's hammerbeam ceiling and peaceful dark-wood interior—along with its exceptional music program—have made the church a popular destination for tourists and worshippers alike. In addition to religious services, chamber music concerts and Shakespeare readings are also held on the premises.
For a special treat, stop in for Vespers (evening prayers) and Compline (9pm night prayers), both reportedly beautiful services to attend.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Notable Architecture
- Open to General Public
- Self-Guided Tours