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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Fort Victoria

Founded 1843

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Fort Victoria Marker
Inscription. The pavement design near this marks the location of the bastion that stood at the northeast corner of Fort Victoria. From here the stockade ran southward past the gateway at Fort Street, and westward toward the harbour. Each brick within the bastion design bears the name of a Hudsonís Bay Company employee or later resident of the area. Bricks around the outer rim of the octagon carry the names of some of the Indians who signed treaties giving the Hudsonís Bay Company ownership of the Fort Victoria site. Supported by public grants and individual sponsorships, the memorial project was initiated by the Greater Victoria Civic Archives Society.

This tablet marks the site of the bastion which stood at the north east corner of Fort Victoria. The fort was erected by the Hudsonís Bay Company in 1843. Erected by Miller, Court & Co. Ltd. For the British Columbia Historical Assn. A.D 1928
 
Location. 48° 25.546′ 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: 1200 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker

Fort Victoria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. Fort Victoria Marker
The marker is to the right of the entrance.
. The Bastion (a few steps from this marker); The Bank Building (a few steps from this marker); The Bastion Cannons (a few steps from this marker); Percy Leonard James (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Victoria (within shouting distance of this marker); First British Columbia School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Salvation Army (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Victoria. (Submitted on October 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Site of Fort Victoria image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. Site of Fort Victoria
Note the pattern in the pavement outlining the location of the bastion.
The entrance to Bastion Square. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
4. The entrance to Bastion Square.
The marker is on the building to the left of the clock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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