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A view of the Annapolis River and Basin from Fort Anne
The statue of Lieutenant General Timothé Pierre du Guast – located at Fort Anne, Port Royal on the Annapolis River
Fort Saint Louis was a fort built by the French Empire in 1623 in its colony of Acadia. During the Scottish occupation of Port Royal from 1629 to 1632, this fort was France’s only foothold in Acadia. The British were … Continue reading
Much of the former CFS Shelburne has been overgrown and vandalized since the station was decommissioned on 1 August 1994.
The Esquimalt & Nanaimo bridge over Coal Creek
The Junction of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Wellcox Spur north and south branches The Junction of the Wellcox Spur north and south branches
The Swissair Flight 111 Memorial – adjacent to Bayswater Beach
The Old Bridge crossing the Fraser River – looking toward Lillooet The Lillooet Suspension Bridge was constructed in 1913, replacing a truss bridge that was completed in 1889, which itself replaced a reaction-cable ferry that had been operating between 1860 … Continue reading
One of the old warehouses along the former railbed in Wilmot
Founded in 1960, as branch of United Elastic Limited based in New York,Britex (BRIdgetown TEXtiles) manufactured elastic textiles used in a large variety of garments produced in other factories. The factory closed in 2004.