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

Canteen / Cantine

 
 
Canteen / Cantine Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
1. Canteen / Cantine Marker
Inscription.

This building was constructed in about 1900 to served as a canteen where the off-duty soldier could make purchases from a limited stock, drink beer and relax.

The building was used as a canteen during summer training periods at Fort Rodd Hill during the 1930s. In 1933 there was one large front bar room with tables and benches and a smaller non-commissioned officers' room in the rear. The cellar had a reputation for keeping beer at a constant cool temperature during the summer. From 1943 to the 1950s, it was used for a variety of purposes including general storage, as married quarters and as an orderly room and offices.
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Dans ce bâtiment construit vers les années 1900, les soldats pouvaient acheter quelques articles, boire de la bière et se détendre loqsqu’ils n’étaient pas de service.

Au cours des années 1930, le bâtiment servit de cantine pendant les camps d’entraînement qui eurent lieu l’été au fort Rodd Hill. En 1933, on y trouvait à l’avant un grand bar avec tables et bancs et, à l’arriére, une salle plus petite réservée aux sous-officiers. Pendant l’été, on pouvait garder la bière au frais à la cave, à une température constante. Entre 1943 et les années 1950, elle servit entre autre d’entrepôt général, de logement familial,

Canteen / Cantine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 22, 2014
2. Canteen / Cantine and Marker
de salle des rapports et de bureau.

[Photo caption reads]
The Canteen in 1944 / La cantine en 1944
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 48° 25.923′ N, 123° 27.058′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Marker and building are on the grounds of Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9C 2W8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Team Work / Travail d'equipe (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Magazine / Magasin souterrain (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Battery / Batterie inférieure (within shouting distance of this marker); Repository / Manoeuvre du "repository" (within shouting distance of this marker); Second World War Temporary Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Searchlight Emplacement / Emplacement de projecteur (within shouting distance of this marker); Harbour Mouth Defences / Défense de l'entrée du port (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Warrant Officers Married Quarters / Logement de l'adjudant (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .

Photo of Canteen / Cantine on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1944
3. Photo of Canteen / Cantine on Marker

1. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada. (Submitted on October 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Rodd Hill Info. (Submitted on October 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Man the Guns!: The Coastal Batteries of Victoria. (Submitted on October 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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