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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

The Bastion

 
 
The Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. The Bastion Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the site of the bastion which stood at the north east corner of Fort Victoria. The fort was erected by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1843. Erected by Miller, Court & Co. Ltd. For the British Columbia Historical Assn. A.D. 1928
 
Erected 1928 by Miller, Court & Co. Ltd.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts or Castles.
 
Location. 48° 25.541′ N, 123° 22.065′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street and View Street on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bastion Cannons (here, next to this marker); Fort Victoria (a few steps from this marker); The Bank Building (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Victoria (within shouting distance of this marker); First British Columbia School (within shouting distance of
The Bastion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. The Bastion Marker
this marker); Percy Leonard James (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Victoria - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Hudson's Bay Company
 
The entrance to Bastion Square. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. The entrance to Bastion Square.
The marker is on the building to the left of the entrance to Bastion Square.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 571 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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