Government House, a beautiful National Historic Site located in Victoria, BC, is the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. The House contains the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the representative of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada. As an official residence and the Province's centre of hospitality, accommodation is afforded to visitors, including members of the Royal Family, international royalty, ambassadors, and members of the judiciary, to name a few. The Cary Castle Mews is a cluster of 19th century wooden service buildings located on the southeast side of the Government House estate. These onsite buildings have been used as support buildings to Government House since their construction in the 1870s. Thanks to the efforts of the Government House Foundation, the buildings have been rehabilitated and are now outfitted for the public to enjoy. Now entering its third season of operation, the Cary Castle Mews Tea Room has become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Featuring daily soups, sandwich plates and famous delectables by the Executive Chef at Government House, it is a bustling hotspot for lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments for visitors to the 32 acre garden estate.