VICTORIA , thecapital of
See also:Columbia and the
See also:principal city of Vancouver
See also:Island, in the S.E. corner of which it is finely situated (48° 25' 20" N., 123° 22' 24" W.), on a small
See also:arm of the
See also:sea, its
See also:harbour, however, only admitting vessels
See also:drawing 18 ft . Pop . (1906) about 2.5,000 . It is the
See also:oldest city in the province . It has
See also:fine streets, handsome villas and public buildings,
See also:government offices and churches . The high school is affiliated with McGill University, in
See also:Montreal . Victoria is connected with the mainland by
See also:cable, and is a favourite tourist resort for the whole west
See also:coast of
See also:America . Till 1858 Victoria was a
See also:post of the Hudson's
See also:Company . The city was incorporated in 1862, and according to the
See also:census of 1886 the population was 14,000, including
See also:Chinese and
See also:Indians, spread over an
See also:area of 4 sq. m . Until the redistribution of the
See also:fleet in 1905, the headquarters of the British Pacific
See also:squadron was at Esquimalt, a fine harbour about 3 M . W. of Victoria . This harbour, though spacious, is not much used by
See also:merchant vessels .
It is provided with a large dry-
See also:dock and is defended by fortifications of a
See also:modern type .
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