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The way it was – Burgoyne Bay

This barrel-roof shed was built (between 1900 and 1910) by Richard Maxwell on his farm near Burgoyne Bay. The shed was built for storage of larger farm equipment and has two, large access doors on the roadside of the building. … Continue reading

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The way it was – Burgoyne Bay

Built by Richard Maxwell on his farm in 1901, this root cellar is one of the historic farm buildings in Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park.

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St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church

St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Fulford Harbour, Saltspring Salt Spring Island’s oldest church was founded in 1878 by Father Donckele, the first Roman Catholic missionary to the Gulf islands. Erected between 1880 and 1885 by members of the community, the … Continue reading

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Vanishing Vancouver Island – the Island Highway

Despite being able to travel between Campbell River and Nanaimo while legally driving at 120 kmh on the Inland Island Highway (Highway 19), I often travel on parts of the Island Highway (Highway 19A) – especially between Courtenay and Fanny … Continue reading

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The Empress

The Empress – an iconic Victoria landmark

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Vanishing Vancouver Island

Vanishing Vancouver Island – a picnic shelter

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Tai Sang Company

Tai Sang Company grocery store – Government Street, Victoria

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A boxcar with nowhere to go

The train never did and never will run here, but they managed to put a boxcar near the old Victoria train station…

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Black Creek Barn

A barnyard scene, complete with sheep and ducks

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Black Creek Barn

A beautiful barn – Highway 19A between Black Creek and Merville

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