The Signing Post

The Signing Post (HMX3Z)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1T9 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.559', W 123° 22.181'

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You are standing in Bastion Square. The Hudson's Bay Company, whose legacy continues at the store on Government Street, established Fort Victoria here in 1843.This area has always been an important public space. All visitors had to gain permission from a gatekeeper to enter Fort Victoria and they were required to provide letters of introduction to the Chief Factor at the fort where ship captains also signed a register.

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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HM NumberHMX3Z
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472651 N 5363714
Decimal Degrees48.42598333, -123.36968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.559', W 123° 22.181'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 33.54" N, 123° 22' 10.86" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8-10 Bastion Square, Victoria BC V8W 1T9, CA
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