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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 Dawn Bowen, July 11, 2008
1. Fort Victoria Marker
Inscription. The mooring rings on the rocks below are the only surviving fragment of Fort Victoria built by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1843. From 1846, when the Oregon boundary was drawn at the 49th parallel, this post served as grand depot and headquarters of the Company’s Pacific fur trade. Ships moored here to unload supplies for an extensive network of forts and to take on natural products for export, principally to Alaska, California and Hawaii. In 1849 the first Legislative Assembly of the Colony of Vancouver Island met in the fort. The last remaining buildings were dismantled in 1864.

Il ne reste du Fort Victoria, construit en 1843 par la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson, que les anneaux d’amarrage sur les rochers ci-bas. Quand la frontière de l’Orégon fut établie en 1846 au 49e parallèle, le fort devint l’entrpôt et le siege social de la Compagnie sur la côte du Pacifique. Les navires y déchargeaient des approvisionnements destines à un vaste réseau de forts et y prenaient des articles d’exportation pour l’Alaska, la California et Hawaii. En 1849, la première Assemblée legislative de la colonie de l’île de Vancouver s’y réunit. Les derniers vestiges de ce fort furent démolis en 1864.
 
Erected 1952 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location.
Fort Victoria Marker overlooking the harbor image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 11, 2008
2. Fort Victoria Marker overlooking the harbor
48° 25.486′ N, 123° 22.195′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Wharf Street and Fort Street, on the left when traveling north on Wharf Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1T3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 75th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy (a few steps from this marker); Old Victoria Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birthplace of Victoria (within shouting distance of this marker); The Signing Post (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Vancouver Island Wallmap Mural (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named Fort Victoria (about 150 meters away); Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie (about 150 meters away); Former Victoria Law Courts (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNotable Places
 
Mooring Ring image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 11, 2008
3. Mooring Ring
(in white at center of photo)
Mooring Ring image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 11, 2008
4. Mooring Ring
(in white at bottom of photo)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,205 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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