Situated near the Inner Harbour and other famous Victoria landmarks, the Emily Carr house is a place to learn about Canada’s first, and most famous, artist and writer. The house has been illustrated as having an English gingerbread look. Emily Carr used a novel approach to paint the landscape and native villages of western Canada, but her work was mostly rejected during her lifetime. After travelling the forests of British Columbia to paint, she suffered health problems that forced her to stay home, where she wrote a number of well-liked books. Now Emily Carr is considered a national idol in Canada and the house allows visitors to understand her work.