Come Visit Emily Carr House in Victoria, British Columbia!
“By and by the little girls grew up and the town grew up and Father and Mother died. The old property was divided…All staying by Father’s original land, the sisters dined together on Sundays.”
From the writings of Emily Carr.
Visit us soon and find out how the story carries on of this imaginative, creative, eccentric artist, writer and lover of nature.
Emily Carr House and Gardens, a National and Provincial Historic Site, are now “all in order and carefully tended” for you to come and experience. Stroll through the open gates and along the path that leads you towards the back verandah. Step into Emily Carr’s family home and discover for yourself how she emerged from this traditional colonial upbringing to become the internationally renowned painter and writer whose legacy of inspiration grows stronger with the passage of time. At your own pace, tour through the lovingly restored and beautifully appointed downstairs rooms. Pull up a chair in her parlour, curl up with one of her many autobiographical books and you will gain not only a sense of the context of the times in which she lived but, also come to appreciate how she was so remarkably ahead of those times. A Post-Impressionist and Modernist painter, writer and thinker; a champion of First Peoples; an advocate for social justice; and an environmentalist- Emily Carr was a true visionary.