The Colony of Vancouver Island
- Vancouver Island is a large island that exists off the west coast of Canada in the Pacific Ocean, was once a separate colony from British Columbia, which it is a part of now.
- In 1843 the chief factor, James Douglas was asked to set up a new fort on Vancouver Island.
- The fort of Victoria was established and named after the Queen.
- In 1846 the boarder was established along the 49th parallel.
- Vancouver Island
- Land was sold 1 pound per acre.
- Most settlers were HBC employees.
- Although Vancouver was a Crown Colony, it was still administered by the Hudson Bay Company
- Coal was found near Namaimo and many miners arrived.
- Esquimalt naval base was established.
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