Victoria, B.C.

Victoria, B.C. (HMX7P)

Location: Victoria, BC 07050 Capital
Country: Canada
Buy Canada flags at!

N 48° 25.653', W 123° 22.163'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites


Fort Victoria had its start in 1843, centered on Fort Street and present-day Bastion Square. Most of Victoria's Old Town however was constructed during the great building boom of 1886-1892.

During that period the red-brick character of Victoria became firmly established. Small wooden buildings were replaced by substantial structures suited to the largest city in the province.

Victoria's status as a busy seaport gave rise to a large area of warehouses, saloons, hotels, manufacturing enterprises and wholesale houses. Many of these buildings surround you today.

A world-wide recession in 1893 halted construction for a time, and the Old Town area fell into a slumber that lasted until the 1960's. Sparked by the City, and fueled by community pride and private owners, the restoration of Old Town has ensured that once again it is a vital, thriving part of the City.

Many of the superb heritage buildings in the 500 block of Johnson Street and Yates Street were restored in the 1980's thanks in part to the financial assistance of the Heritage Area Revitalization Program (H.A.R.P.) of the British Columbia Heritage Trust.
HM NumberHMX7P
Placed ByBritish Columbia Heritage Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:53am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472674 N 5363888
Decimal Degrees48.42755000, -123.36938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.653', W 123° 22.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 39.18" N, 123° 22' 9.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)973, 201, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1315-1323 Waddington Alley, Victoria BC 07050, CA
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?