“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific

St. Ann's Academy

l'Académie St. Ann

St. Ann's Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, July 24, 2013
1. St. Ann's Academy Marker
Inscription. For over a century, St. Ann's played an important role in the educational life of Western Canada. It served as the regional motherhouse for the Sisters of St. Ann, the major female Roman Catholic teaching and nursing order in British Columbia, which had opened its first school on the site in 1858. Inspired by convent designs in the Sisters' native Quebec, the Academy was built in three stages between 1871 and 1910. Among its notable features is the chapel, built as Victoria's first Roman Catholic church in 1858 and later attached to the rear of the convent. St. Ann's and its gardens are among Victoria's most venerable landmarks.

Pendant plus d'un siècle, l'académie St. Ann joua un rôle éducatif important dans l'Ouest du Canada. Elle servit de maison mère régionale des Sœurs de Sainte-Anne, principal ordre catholique d'enseignantes et d'infirmières de la Colombie-Britannique, qui avait ouvert sa première école ici, en 1858. Inspirée des couvents du Québec, région d'origine des Sœurs, l'académie fut construite en trois étapes entre 1871 et 1910. La chapelle, première église catholique de Victoria, fut bâtie en 1858 et attachée par la suite à l'arrière du couvent. L'académie et ses jardins comptent parmi les sites les plus vénérables de la ville.
Erected 1998 by Historic Sites and Monuments
St. Ann's Academy image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, July 24, 2013
2. St. Ann's Academy
Board of Canada.
Location. 48° 25.16′ N, 123° 21.81′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from Humboldt Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8V, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Modeste Demers (a few steps from this marker); The Church of Our Lord (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir James Douglas (about 240 meters away); The Children’s Graves (about 240 meters away); Cecilia Helmcken (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); St. Ann’s Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
Also see . . .  St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site. (Submitted on January 30, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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