Imperial Vancouver Island

Imperial Vancouver Island

Who Was Who, 1850-1950

Book - 2010
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During the century 1850-1950 Vancouver Island attracted Imperial officers and other Imperials from India, the British Isles, and elsewhere in the Empire. Victoria was the main British port on the north-west Pacific Coast for forty years before the city of Vancouver was founded in 1886 to be the coastal terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway. These two coastal cities were historically and geographically different. The Island joined Canada in 1871 and thirty-five years later the Royal Navy withdrew from Esquimalt, but Island communities did not lose their Imperial character until the 1950s.
Publisher: [Bloomington?] : Xlibris Corporation, ©2010
ISBN: 9781450059633
Branch Call Number: 971.1203 BOS 2010
Characteristics: 839 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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