Tag Archives: National Historic Site

Britannia Mine Museum

I’d always wanted to visit the Britannia Mine, but had never had the time to stop. I did, I looked around at the outside, and then left. As a person who worked underground in a nickel mine, I am acutely … Continue reading

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Across the harbour

The view across Esquimalt Harbour from Fisgard Light National Historic Site, looking toward HMC Dockyard Esquimalt.

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Alberni Pacific train yards

A quick look at the Alberni Pacific train yards as viewed from the steam train returning to Port Alberni after a run to McLean Mill National Historic Site. more images in a standalone album…

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Victoria – Chinese Cemetery

In 1903 the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association purchased 3.5 acres of land at Harling Point and established the Chinese Cemetery. The cemetery was traditionally  used as a temporary repose before final interment in China, a pattern which reflected the desires … Continue reading

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