Creation of the Province of British Columbia
Création de la Province de Columbie-Britannique
The province of British Columbia was created on July 20, 1871. Formerly a crown colony established by the union in 1866 of Vancouver Island with the mainland colony of British Columbia, the addition of the Pacific coast province made Canada truly a nation “from sea to sea”. With provincial status came success for the movement toward self-government. The first Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia was Joseph W. Trutch and the first premier was John Foster McCreight.
La province de Colombie-Britannique fut créée la 20 juillet 1871. Colonie de la Couronne depuis l’union en 1866 de l’ile de Vancouver et de la colonie de la Colombie-Britannique, elle faisait du Canada, en devenant province, un pays allant vraiment «d’un ocean a l’autre ». La lutte pour l’autonomie étaite gagnée. Joseph W. Trutch et John Foster McCreght occupèrent, les premiers, les postes de lieutenant-gouverneur et de premier ministre de la Colombie-Britannique.
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada. Government of Canada – 1981 – Gouvernement du Canada
Erected 1981 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Location. 48° 25.226′ N, 123° 22.288′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Menzies Street. Touch for map. This marker is in the Centennial Garden Courtyard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Menzies Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mackenzie Papineau Battalion of the International Brigades (here, next to this marker); Knowledge Totem (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Pacific Marine Terminal Building (within shouting distance of this marker); In Commemoration of the Treaty Between Great Britain and the Russian Empire (within shouting distance of this marker); Kwakiutl Bear Pole (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); To Our Glorious Dead (about 180 meters away); Tsukuba (about 180 meters away); Fort Victoria (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
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