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

Fort Victoria

 
 
Fort Victoria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Fort Victoria Marker
Inscription. Founded by the Hudsonís Bay Company in 1843, Fort Victoria became, after 1846, the head-quarters of the Companyís trade in British territory west of the Rocky Mountains. When the Colony of Vancouver Island was formed in 1849 Victoria was the capital, and in the fort the first Legislative Assembly met. The Gold Rush of 1858 led to the development of the City of Victoria. The early history of the city and the colony is closely intertwined with that of the fort. The last of the original buildings was demolished in 1862.
Erected by the Government of Canada Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

[Plaque below]
On August 28, 195[?], the unveiling of this commemoration was performed by the Hon. Tilly Jean Rolston, Minister of Education 1952-53. She was the first woman to hold Cabinet Rank administering a department of government in Canada.
 
Erected 1958 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 48° 25.466′ N, 123° 22.086′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street and Broughton Street on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1002 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.

Fort Victoria Marker to the right of the windows. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. Fort Victoria Marker to the right of the windows.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vancouver Island Wallmap Mural (a few steps from this marker); Windsor Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); First British Columbia School (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Victoria (about 120 meters away); Customs House (about 120 meters away); Old Victoria Custom House (about 120 meters away); The 75th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named Fort Victoria (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Victoria - Fortwiki. (Submitted on October 20, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Additional keywords. fur trade, Hudson's Bay Company
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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