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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria, BC, incorporated as a city in 1862, the capital of British Columbia, the City of Victoria is situated on the southern tip of VANCOUVER ISLAND, about 100 km south of Vancouver. Occupying a peninsular site, Victorians view the bordering JUAN DE FUCA and Haro straits, backed by the Olympic Mountains of Washington to the south and the San Juan Islands to the east, with the majestic, volcanic peak of Mount Baker in the distance. The metropolitan area is characterized by a number of low hills interspersed with relatively flat areas, and is bordered on the west by the fjord-like Saanich Inlet and the richly forested higher elevations of Malahat Ridge and the Sooke Hills.
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  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Gore Bridge, Victoria, B.C.
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  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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  • 1843 - Victoria, British Columbia founded
    Fort Victoria established in 1843; Victoria incorporated in 1862.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1855 - With the discovery of gold on the British Columbia mainland in 1855, Victoria became the port, supply base, and outfitting centre for miners on their way to the Fraser Canyon gold fields,
    mushrooming from a population of 300 to over 5000 literally within a few days.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1861--Population of Vancouver’s Island, through immigration, 3,024, of whom 2,350 are in Victoria and its vicinity.
    (Governor Douglas’ Dispatch.)
    www.statcan.gc.ca

  • Victoria was incorporated as a city in 1862. It was named after Queen Victoria.


  • 1866 - The Colony of British Columbia and Colony of Vancouver Island are united as British Columbia, with the capital at Victoria.


  • 1873
    VICTORIA, the seat of Government and capital of British Columbia, is situated near the S.E. extremity of Vancouver Island, where the adjoining Strait ...Read MORE...


  • 1885 - It is said that the oldest record in the consular service is that of the man who was at Victoria, B. C. - The Judge.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 26, 1885

  • News 1888 - At Victoria, B. C., the discovery was made on the 24th of a powerful Chinese society whose object was to murder at $500 a head.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888

  • 1888 - AH FAT was hanged on the 30th ult. at Victoria B. C., for the murder of a Chinese woman, Chney Whey. He declared his innocence to the last.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 4, 1888

  • 1889 - On the 27th exploring schooners reported at Victoria, B. C., that there is a great abundance of fish on Black Coal Banks, off Queen Charlotte's Island, and that the coasts are dotted with natural harbors, in which the anchorage is excellent.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 5, 1889

  • 1892 - St. Andrew Cathedral established at Victoria

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1895 - Victoria
    Victoria, a city of the Dominion of Canada, the capital of British Columbia, is charmingly situated on Fuca Strait near the S.E. extremity of...Read MORE...


  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Government & Belleville Streets (1919)
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  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Autos in Beacon Hill Park
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  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    C.P.R. Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Government & Belleville Streets (1919)
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Autos in Beacon Hill Park
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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C.P.R. Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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  • 1843 - Victoria, British Columbia founded
    Fort Victoria established in 1843; Victoria incorporated in 1862.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1855 - With the discovery of gold on the British Columbia mainland in 1855, Victoria became the port, supply base, and outfitting centre for miners on their way to the Fraser Canyon gold fields,
    mushrooming from a population of 300 to over 5000 literally within a few days.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1861--Population of Vancouver’s Island, through immigration, 3,024, of whom 2,350 are in Victoria and its vicinity.
    (Governor Douglas’ Dispatch.)
    www.statcan.gc.ca
  • Victoria was incorporated as a city in 1862. It was named after Queen Victoria.
  • 1866 - The Colony of British Columbia and Colony of Vancouver Island are united as British Columbia, with the capital at Victoria.
  • 1873
    VICTORIA, the seat of Government and capital of British Columbia, is situated near the S.E. extremity of Vancouver Island, where the adjoining Strait ... Read MORE...

  • 1885 - It is said that the oldest record in the consular service is that of the man who was at Victoria, B. C. - The Judge.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 26, 1885
  • News  1888 - At Victoria, B. C., the discovery was made on the 24th of a powerful Chinese society whose object was to murder at $500 a head.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888
  • 1888 - AH FAT was hanged on the 30th ult. at Victoria B. C., for the murder of a Chinese woman, Chney Whey. He declared his innocence to the last.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 4, 1888
  • 1889 - On the 27th exploring schooners reported at Victoria, B. C., that there is a great abundance of fish on Black Coal Banks, off Queen Charlotte's Island, and that the coasts are dotted with natural harbors, in which the anchorage is excellent.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 5, 1889
  • 1892 - St. Andrew Cathedral established at Victoria

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1895 - Victoria
    Victoria, a city of the Dominion of Canada, the capital of British Columbia, is charmingly situated on Fuca Strait near the S.E. extremity of... Read MORE...

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