Historical Vancouver Island

Time Travel, Timelines, and a Timely Topic: Pemberton Memorial Operating Room

By |2022-02-08T21:12:14+00:00February 8th, 2022|Historical Vancouver Island, Victoria|

I think we can all agree that, given the hypothetical choice, we would most definitely prefer to have an operation done in 2022 as opposed to 1822. But is that fear warranted, or are

A Snowy Blast from the Past: Winter in Historical Victoria

By |2022-01-05T18:11:31+00:00January 5th, 2022|Environment, Historical Vancouver Island, Victoria|

Exciting news! The forecast says our winter holidays shall be dusted with a layer of magical snow! And while this means snow angels, snowball fights and hot cocoa, what does it mean for after

Women and War: Women and their Service during the First World War

By |2021-11-22T23:10:47+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Educational, Historical Vancouver Island, Remembrance Day|

As our logo says, Pemberton Holmes was established in 1887. This date has given the family-run company time to not only amass an extensive history, but also to grow an archive of materials that

When our Ho(l)mes are far away: The letters that connect us all

By |2021-11-22T22:57:36+00:00November 10th, 2021|Connections, Historical Vancouver Island, Remembrance Day|

As our logo says, Pemberton Holmes was established in 1887. This date has given the family-run company time to not only amass an extensive history, but also to grow an archive of materials that

What’s Happening on Salt Spring Island?

By |2019-04-08T19:33:43+00:00June 15th, 2018|Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island, Lifestyle, Things To Do, Tourism BC, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods|

Did you know Salt Spring Island has been a hot vacation spot for years? If you didn’t, it might be time to plan a trip to the gorgeous island. Located in the Salish Sea between Vancouver

Our Historic Esquimalt in Beautiful Victoria, BC

By |2018-05-29T22:03:04+00:00March 25th, 2018|Historical Vancouver Island, Tourism BC, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods, Victoria Real Estate Market|

Most of us know Esquimalt as a pleasant seaside community full of parks, waterways, and fabulous local real estate. Only ten minutes outside of Downtown Victoria, it is easily one of the most sought after

Rainy Days

By |2018-05-30T22:05:55+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island, Things To Do, Tourism BC, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods, Victoria|

Victoria may be mild, but there’s still plenty of rough weather keeping us inside. If you’re looking for something to do during the rainy season, we’ve got more than a few family-friendly suggestions. Check it

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Victoria’s Chinatown

By |2018-05-31T20:48:01+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island, Things To Do, Tourism BC, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods, Victoria|

For those that live in Victoria, it’s pretty easy to overlook Chinatown. Attracting all kinds of out-of-towners and tourists, most locals might choose to avoid this neighbourhood altogether. But as the second oldest Chinese settlement

Memory Lane: Visiting Victoria’s Oldest Neighbourhoods

By |2019-05-14T15:50:30+00:00June 19th, 2017|Buying a Property, Historical Vancouver Island, Home Investment, Investing in Real Estate, Lifestyle, Things To Do, Tourism BC, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods, Victoria|

As one of the West Coast’s oldest urban areas, Victoria is known for its large number of historic homes. From Fairfield to James Bay, you’ll find local landmarks scattered throughout its most notable neighbourhoods. Whether

Thoughts During the Week of Commemoration of Vimy – April 2017

By |2018-06-01T18:29:33+00:00April 12th, 2017|Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island, Pemberton Holmes in the News, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods, Victoria|

As we commemorate a centenary of Canada’s coming of age at Vimy, in the midst of WW1, one of the more poignant thoughts that dominates the mind, sometimes missed, is the effect on those left

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