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Smiths Falls, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Parc Victoria Park

The Heritage Trail / Le sentier du patrimoine

 

—Remembering Our Historic Past / Nous souvenant de notre passé historique —

 
Parc Victoria Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2018
1. Parc Victoria Park Marker
Inscription.

This once marshy area was transformed into a picturesque space in 1897, as trees, flower gardens, and pathways were landscaped to create a "public pleasure ground". The area was named Victoria Park in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, which took place that same year. In 1967, to mark the year of the Centennial of Confederation, the Harvard Trainer Memorial was placed in Victoria Park to honour those who died during the war, who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Today, visitors can still enjoy all the wonderful features that are offered in Victoria Park, from wading pools, play structures, walking paths, picnic areas and more.

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Cet endroit autrefois marécageux a été transformé en un espace pittoresque en 1897, alors qu'un aménagement paysager d'arbes, fleurs, jardins et sentiers a créé un « terrain pour l'agrément du public ». L'endroit a été nommé parc Victoria en l'honneur du jubilé de diamant de la Reine Victoria, qui avait lieu la même année. En 1967, pour marquer l'année du centenaire de la Confédération, le « Harvard Trainer Memorial » a été placé au parc Victoria afin d'honorer ceux qui étaient décédés pendant la guerre, ceux qui avaient servi avec l'Aviation royale du Canada. Aujourd'hui,
Parc Victoria Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2018
2. Parc Victoria Park Marker
les visiteurs peuvent encore jouir des merveilleuses caractéristiques qui sont offertes au parc Victoria, des barboteuses, structures de jeux, sentiers pédestres, aires de pique-nique et davantage.
 
Erected by Heritage House Museum, Government of Ontario, and Parks Canada. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 44° 53.784′ N, 76° 1.265′ W. Marker is in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Marker is at the intersection of Beckwith Street South (Provincial Highway 15) and Lombard Street, on the right when traveling south on Beckwith Street South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Lombard Street, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4G2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smiths Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Rotary Club Swimming Pool Stone / La pierre de la piscine du club Rotary (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); HMCS Smiths Falls (about 90 meters away); War Memorial (about 120 meters away); To Commemorate the Opening of the Rideau Canal 1832 (about 120 meters away); Vimy Oaks / Les chênes de Vimy (about 120 meters away); Wood's Mill / Moulin Wood (about 150 meters away); Beckwith Street and Bridge / La rue Beckwith et le pont (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smiths Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Victoria Park, Smiths Falls ON. (Submitted on October 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Smiths Falls Official Website. (Submitted on October 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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