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Colwood, British Columbia

, Gettysburg, Connaught and Tiger. Province of British Columbia. Erected by the Themopylac Club 1973." Colwood was originally one of four large farms established by the Hudson's Bay Company in the 1850s to supply the steadily increasing population of Fort Victoria. In 1851 The Puget Sound Agricultural Company, a subsidiary of the Hudson's Bay Company, appointed Capt. Edward E. Langford 'bailiff' of the 600 acre Esquimalt Farm lying between Esquimalt Harbour and the present Langford Lake. The farmhouse was called 'Colwood' after his home in Sussex, England. The '''Western Communities''' or '''WestShore''' is a term used to describe the suburban municipalities of Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), Langford (Langford, British Columbia), Metchosin (Metchosin, British Columbia) and The Highlands (Highlands, British Columbia). Greater Langford and unincorporated districts (unincorporated community) west of Esquimalt Harbour and Portage Inlet, and south of the Malahat (Malahat, British Columbia) in the Capital Regional District (CRD), Greater Victoria of British Columbia, Canada. The Town of View Royal (View Royal, British Columbia), which straddles Esquimalt Harbour, may also be included. It is an area of growing residential subdivisions, although farmland and substantial tracts of wilderness still predominate. established location Royal Roads University (formerly the Royal Roads Military College) in Colwood, British Columbia in Greater Victoria, British Columbia Canada type University Museum - Historic House Museum thumb Hatley Castle (File:Hatley Castle1.jpg) '''Hatley Park National Historic Site''' is located in Colwood, British Columbia in Greater Victoria. It is the site of Hatley Castle, a Classified Federal Heritage Building. Since 1995, the mansion and estate have been used for the public Royal Roads University. From the 1940s-1995, it was used for the Royal Roads Military College, a naval training facility.


Langford, British Columbia

to the southeast, Highlands (Highlands, British Columbia) to the north, Metchosin (Metchosin, British Columbia) to the southwest, and View Royal (View Royal, British Columbia) to the northeast. History Langford was named after Captain Edward Langford, who in 1851 established a farm called Colwood for the Puget Sound Agricultural Company in the area that covers most of modern Langford and Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia). Victoria Vision: 150 years ago all of Colwood was for rent Langford was incorporated as a district municipality in December 1992. City of Langford website Attractions A park was built in remembrance of Canadian war veterans. It is located on the southeast corner of the city's main traffic intersection: Veterans Memorial Parkway and Goldstream Avenue. Although the pace of development and some planning decisions (particularly "big-box" retail developments) have attracted criticism, the community continues to grow rapidly. It is the largest municipality in the Western Communities, and third-largest in the Capital Regional District after Saanich (Saanich, British Columbia) and Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia). It serves as the commercial hub for the Western Communities. Activities in Langford include shopping at the The '''Western Communities''' or '''WestShore''' is a term used to describe the suburban municipalities of Colwood (Colwood, British Columbia), Langford (Langford, British Columbia), Metchosin (Metchosin, British Columbia) and The Highlands (Highlands, British Columbia). Greater Langford and unincorporated districts (unincorporated community) west of Esquimalt Harbour and Portage Inlet, and south of the Malahat (Malahat, British Columbia) in the Capital Regional District (CRD), Greater Victoria of British Columbia, Canada. The Town of View Royal (View Royal, British Columbia), which straddles Esquimalt Harbour, may also be included. It is an area of growing residential subdivisions, although farmland and substantial tracts of wilderness still predominate.


Saltspring Island

According to records of the Geographic Board of Canada, the island was officially retitled Saltspring on March 1, 1910, though the year 1905 is given by unofficial sources. According to the Integrated Land Management Bureau of British Columbia, locals incline equally to Saltspring and Salt Spring for current use. The official chamber of commerce website for the island, which gives a date of 1906 for the renaming, adopts the two word title, stating that the Geographic Board of Canada, in choosing the one word name, "cared nothing for local opinion or Island tradition." Geography and Locale Located between Mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island, Salt Spring Island is the most frequently visited of the Gulf Islands as well as the most populous, with a 2011 census population of 10,234 inhabitants. Statcan: 2011 Census The largest village on the island is Ganges (Ganges, British Columbia). The island is known for its artists.


Esquimalt

in 1862. Von Donop served as Lieutenant commander on the gunboat ''Cromer'' (HMS Cromer) from 1875 to 1877. Adapted from ''British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history'', John T. Walbran, Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971) The community of Esquimalt, part of the Greater Victoria metropolitan area, holds an annual charity event called the '''Michael Dunahee "Keep the Hope Alive" Fund Run''' to raise money for Child Find. 2006 marked the 15th annual run.


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