Bastion Square became a different kind of gathering place during The Fraser River Gold Rush of 1858 when over 25,000 people began to arrive in Fort Victoria to buy supplies. Soon the fort was demolished and stores, hotels and saloons were opened for the gold miners. A new court, jail and law offices were also built in Bastion Square.
Today, Bastion Square in the heart of Victoria's Old Town National Historic Site and hosts the Maritime Museum as well as shops, offices, restaurants, bars and cafes.
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|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 472651 N 5363714|
|Decimal Degrees||48.42598333, -123.36968333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 25.559', W 123° 22.181'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 25' 33.54" N, 123° 22' 10.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8-10 Bastion Square, Victoria BC V8W 1T9, CA|
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