MP-0000.158.146 | Provincial Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC, about 1922

 
Photograph, glass lantern slide
Provincial Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC, about 1922
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1922, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.146
© McCord Museum
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Victoria: By the "Princess Marguerite," or one of its sister boats, we sail across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria, at the southern end of Vancouver Island. Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia, is a beautiful city that is often, because of the characteristic beauty of its residential district, called "A bit of England on the shores of the Pacific." The picture shows the harbor, at the back of which are seen the handsome provincial Parliament buildings, and at the left the Empress Hotel. Although largely a resort and residential city, Victoria has a flourishing business, being the centre for the lumbering, fishing and whaling industries of Vancouver Island. (Population 65,000.)"

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 7--The Pacific Coast; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.