“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Hatley Park

Hatley Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, June 25, 2013
1. Hatley Park Marker
Inscription.  This superb example of an Edwardian park was laid out for James and Laura Dunsmuir in the early 20th century. At its centre stands a Tudor Revival mansion, whose picturesque design is enhanced by a rich array of decoration and fine craftsmanship. The grounds, featuring a variety of native and exotic vegetation, unfold from formal gardens to recreational spaces, farmlands and forests. Acquired by the Canadian armed forces in 1940, Hatley Park evolved to meet the needs of Royal Roads Military College in a manner that has preserved its essential Edwardian character.

Conçu pour James et Laura Dunsmuir au début du XXe siècle, ce superbe parc est d'esprit édouardien. Un manoir néo-Tudor, rehaussé d'ornements richement exécutés, s'y dresse au centre. Des jardins classiques, des aires récréatives, des terres agricoles et des forêts l'entourent dans une profusion de plantes indigènes et exotiques. Acquis par les forces armées canadiennes en 1940, Hatley Park s'est transformé selon les besoins du Royal Roads Military College tout en conservant son caractère d'origine.
Erected 2000 by Historic Sites
Hatley Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester
2. Hatley Park Marker
and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 48° 26.11′ N, 123° 28.38′ W. Marker is in Colwood, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from College Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colwood, British Columbia V9C 1H9, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colwood Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Royal Roads (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Defence Electric Light Directing Station (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The Victoria and Esquimalt Coast Defences (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Defensible Wall / Mur défensif (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Gun Emplacement / Emplacement du canon (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); 90 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Victoria-Esquimalt Fortifications (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colwood.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2013, by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2013, by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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