- Fort Victoria was a fur trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company and was also the headquarters of HBC operations in British Columbia.
- This fort is accountable for the expansion of Victoria as it was the beginnings of a settlement that eventually grew into the modern capital city of British Columbia.
- Fort victoria became the capitol of the colony and home to the naval base.
- Often seen as a very British town as those who settled there tried to renew the old british traditions.
- Became a boom town during the Cariboo Gold Rush.
- Site of the original fort is in the present day Bastion Square.
Fort Victoria was used for trading and as the naval base and was the main reason for the expansion of Victoria. It latter became a boom town as the Cariboo Gold Rush came about.