Beacon Hill Park History

By Janis Ringuette


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INDEX

This Index is by year, not page number. To find a topic listed in the index, go to the chapter which includes the date listed.

Example:
The INDEX states that the "Anchor" was erected in 1942.
The CONTENTS PAGE will show that Chapter 12 includes 1940-1949.
Click on Chapter 12 and scroll down to 1942.

BACK TO THE TOP
SECTION 1 -- Aboriginal to Buildings
SECTION 2 -- Burns Monument to Ducks
SECTION 3 -- Duff, Wilson to Kiwanis
SECTION 4 -- Knot Garden to Northwest Ridge
SECTION 5 -- Nursery to Speakers Corner
SECTION 6 -- Sports Activities to Zoo
TO THE END OF THE INDEX


SECTION 1 ---- Aboriginal..... to .....Buildings

Aboriginal
(See Lekwungen Nation)

Acres and boundaries
1849,1859,1861,1862,1867,
1906,1909,1912,1946,1957,
1980,1995,2001,2005
(See Appendix A)

Advertising in Park
(See Commercial)

Agricultural Hall
1882,1884

Alderman Lake
(See Fountain Lake)

Allotment garden
Proposed 1995
World War I 1920

Alpine Plant Garden 1967,2001

Anchor
1942,1962,1974

Animals, captive (See Zoo)

Animals, wild
Mink 1992
Otter, River 1972,
            1997,2003
Squirrels 1945
Raccoons 1952,2005
            1961,2003
Rats 1948,2004
Turtles 2003

Anscomb Fountain 1972

Apprenticeship program
1936,1943

Aquarium proposal 1954

Arbour Lake (See Lakes)

Army huts (See Buildings)

Art in the Park
Crumpled keel 1889,1997
Mattress art 1997
Morioka monolith 1995
Totem pole as art 2000

Auditorium proposal 1956

Automobiles (See Cars)

Aviary 1909,1925,1927,1946,1981,2005

Bandstands
Cameron Bandshell 1948,1958,
      1959,2001,2002,2004,2005
First 1888,1900,1906,1926,1927
Second 1926,1927

Bate, Cliff 1970,1971,1973,1976,

Beacon Hill 1842,1846,1850,1858
1871,1897,1950,1986,1991,2001,2005

Beacon Hill Park
Annual Report 2002,2004
Compared to Hastings Park 2000,2005
"Long Term Policies" 1987,1992
100th Anniversary celebration 1982

Beacon Hill Park Association
1971, 1972, 1974,1976,1979,2005

Beacon Hill Park Landscape Design Competition 1889

Beacon Hill Park Management Plan
Commercialism report 2002,2005
Heritage Landscape Management
            Plan 2003,2004,2005
Phase 1 2000,2001,2002

Beacon Hill Park Rescue Coalition
             1998,1999,2000

"Beacon Hill Park Study" 1990,1991

Bears (See Zoo)

Beckwith, Brenda 1842,2005

Beer sales (See Commercial)

Begbie, Judge Matthew Baillie
1884,1909,1942,1964,1982,
1998,2000,2003,2005

Bell, Marilyn 1956

Birds, exotic (See Peacocks,
Pheasants, Swans. For others,
See Zoo and Aviary)

Birds, native 2002,2003
Coopers hawks (See)
Ducks (See)
Eagles (See)
Herons, Great Blue (See)

Blair Plan 1889,1904,1907,1914,
1934,1976,1977,1998,2004

Blair Island
(See Lakes)

Blair, John (See Blair Plan)

Bonfires (See Events)

Bonner, R. Att. Gen. (See Legal)

Boundaries of Park 2005
(See Appendix A)

Boy Scouts 1913,1970

Brayshaw, Dr. T. Christopher
Broom pull 1986
Camas indicator species 1991
Checkers Pavilion 1996, 2001
Compacting soil 1991,2000,2005
Daffodils 1991
Dogs 2000, 2003
Elms 1970,1991,2001,2002
Horseshoe Bay 1991

Brayshaw, Dr. T. Christopher (list continued)
Finlayson Point 2000
Holland Point 2000
Inventory and mapping native
    plants, 1994
Large events 2000, 2001
Luminara 2000
Native vegetation types 2001
Planting exotic species 2001
Police barn 1990
Picnic table placement 2001
Pines 1991, 2001, 2005

Bridle path (See Sports)

Broom, Scotch
Admiration 1911,1913,
    1914,1916
Clearing/removal
    1901,1905,1907,1914,
    1915,1922,1925,1927,
    1929,1930,1931,1932,
    1934,1939,1944,1945,
    1946,1947,1952,1986,2005
Density indicated 1925,
    1927,1929
Environmental impacts 1851
Fire hazards 1945,1946,1952
Fires 1904,1907,1911
Overview 1920
Paths through 1915,1927
Planted 1851
Warren on 1931,1932,1934,
    1936,1939,1945,1946,1952

Brotchie Ledge 1848
Cannon practice 1889
Light and bell See Appendix C
San Pedro shipwreck 1891,1897
    (See Appendix C)

Buildings
Agricultural Hall 1882,1884
Army huts 1946
Aviary (See)
Bandstands (See)
Barracks (See Military)
Caretakers residence 1946,
    1958,1972
Cameron Bandshell
    (See Bandstands)
Checkers Pavilion (See)
Comfort station/washroom
     1938,1957
Cricket Pavilion 1902,
    1909,1957,1979
Finlayson Point shelter 1935
Fires
    Maintenance Building 1937
    Nursery/Administration 1961
Greenhouses (See Nursery)
Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
    1909,1910,1914,1941,1981
Maintenance Building
    1990,1995,2005
Nursery/Administration new 1961
Service building 1971,1972,2004
Sport Hut 1946,1958
Workshed-office 1931




BACK TO THE TOP
SECTION 1 -- Aboriginal to Buildings
SECTION 2 -- Burns Monument to Ducks
SECTION 3 -- Duff, Wilson to Kiwanis
SECTION 4 -- Knot Garden to Northwest Ridge
SECTION 5 -- Nursery to Speakers Corner
SECTION 6 -- Sports Activities to Zoo

SECTION 2 ---- Burns Monument..... to .....Ducks

Burns Monument 1897,1900,1935,
1959,1962,1974,1998,2001,2005

Butler, Dr. Robert 1988, 2004

Butterflies
Broom destroys 1851
Millions 1884,1894,1901
Miskelly on 2003

Cairns, aboriginal 1842,1857
1858,1871,1897,1970,1986,2005

Camas 1842,2005
Beckwith 1842,2005
Camas Day 1992-2005
Finlayson Point 1957
Indicator species, Brayshaw 1991
Lutz 1842
Turner 1842

Cameron Bandshell (See Bandstands)

Campers 1971,1973,2005

Cannons (See Military)

Caron, Yvon (See Staff)

Carp (See Lake)

Carr, Emily 1871
    Footbridge 1953
    Mementos buried 1942
    Statue proposed 2004,2005

Cars
Damage to lawns 1941,1956
First in Park 1907
Parking problems 1941,2001
Protests 1970
Regulating speed 1910
Submerging in lake 1974

Ceska, Adolf
Camas Day 1992-2005
Cross Country Run damage 1990
Management plan needed 2000
Native plant inventory 2004
Rare plant buried 1990

Checkers Pavilion (Lookout Shelter)
1971,1986,1994,1995,
1996,1997,2001
Bate says tear down 1975
Constructed 1936
Club request for heat 1953
Friends assessment 1995,1996
Sterling group offer 1995,1996
Vandalism 1956,1972
Warren's plans 1953
Windows removed 1972

Childrenís Farm
(Petting Zoo, Garry Oak Farm)
Friends on 2004
Gibbens on 1987,1990
Opened 1973
Operated by Park Staff 1971-1984
Operated by private contractor
    1985-2005
Proposed 1949,1950,1956

Chinese Temple Bell 1904,1928,
1931,1932,1987,1989

Churchill, Sir Winston
Anniversary 1979
Planted Hawthorne 1929
Toast 2000,2003,2004,2005

City of Victoria Parks
In Victoria 1930,1969
Outside Victoria 1926,1930,1969

Clover Point (See Appendix C)

Clubhouses, private
(See Sports, Cricket)
(See Sports, Lawn Bowling)

Coast Salish (See Lekwungen)

Commercial activities in the Park
Advertising 1994,1998-2004
    Court ruling 1998
Beer gardens 1980,1987,2001,2002
Mobile canteen 1943
Nursery sales 1909-1934
Park Committee report 1957
Peafowl sales 1946
Potato selling 1943
Renting seats
    Chairs for concerts 1913
    Grandstand for fireworks 1899
    Ireland, Willard on 1942
Restaurants, tearooms
    (See Proposals)
Round Table report 2002
Selling hay 1900,1907,1928
Victoria Folk/Roots Festival
    1998
Zoo admission 1954,1956

Concerts 1891,1897,1896,1897,
1928,1933,1946,1951,1972,
1973,1974,1951,2004,2005
Religious opposition 1891,
            1896,1897

Convention Centre proposal 1983

Crayfish 2003

Cresswell, Henry J. 1889

Cricket (See Sports)

Crocuses 1932,1953

Cross Country Runs
(See Sports)
(See Ceska, Adolf)

Crumpled Keel 1889,1974,1997

Daffodils 1858,1889,1930,
    1932,1936,1945,1947,
    1959,1960,1967,1991,2005
Easter picking frenzy 1960
Fines for picking 1943,1952
In Hanging Baskets
    1964,1967,1968
Varieties 1960

Dallas Road 1928,1931,1956,1957

Dallas Road waterfront
(See Appendix C)

Deans, James 1857-58,1897

Deaths 1915,1916,1950,1951,
1973,1983,1984,1988,1989,2001
Drowning 1915,1950,1951

Deer (See Zoo)

Development proposals
(See Appendix B)
(See Proposals)

Diviners
Oil 1945
Water 1967,1973

Dogs
Attacking birds, animals
    1898,1908,1931,1984
Effect on Finlayson Point
    1957,1998,2000,2003,2005
First fine for off leash 1931
Leash law 1908
Off leash controversy
    1908,1993,1995,2003,2004,2005
Problems 1889,1898,1908
Warren on 1931,1953
Wedding 2004

Douglas, James 1842,1843,
    1850,1851,1852,1859

Douglas Street 1912,1934,
1935,1956,1958,1961

Drowning 1915,1950,1951

Ducks
Banding 1948
Do feed 1971,1979
Donít feed signs 1995
Feeding program 1979
Injuring 1948,1976
Mallards 1974,1976,1982,2003
    Ducklings 1946,1948,1949
    Not Park property 1963
    Predators 1946
Merganzers, Hooded 2003
Pesticide deaths 1984
Peterson, Roger Tory 1948
Salt problem 1948
Scaup 2003
S.P.C.A. 1950
Species in Goodacre Lake
    1948,2003
Widgeons 1941,1960,
    1982,2003




BACK TO THE TOP
SECTION 1 -- Aboriginal to Buildings
SECTION 2 -- Burns Monument to Ducks
SECTION 3 -- Duff, Wilson to Kiwanis
SECTION 4 -- Knot Garden to Northwest Ridge
SECTION 5 -- Nursery to Speakers Corner
SECTION 6 -- Sports Activities to Zoo

SECTION 3 ---- Duff, Wilson..... to .....Kiwanis

Duff, Wilson 1842,1845,1850

Eagles, Bald 1993,1997,1999,
    2000-2005

Easter Egg Hunt fiasco 1960

Events, large
Air-shows 1961,2002,2003
Bonfire Beacons
    1897,1927,1962
British Car Picnic 2004,2005
Centennials 1962,1982
Easter Egg debacle 1960
Fonyo Run 1985
Great Canadian Picnic
    1991-2000
Jubilees 1897,1977
Love-ins 1967,1968
Luminara 2000-2004
Navy Day 1956
Pagliacci's Birthday 1989
Park's 100th Birthday 1982
Royal Victoria Marathon 2000,2005
Royal Visits 1959,1983,1994
Run for the Cure 2000
Sports (See)
Times Colonist 10K Run
    2000-2004
Queens Birthday 1889

Finlayson Point
Aboriginal fortification 1992
Cannons (See military)
Carrying capacity 2000
Dog damage
    1957,1998,2000,2004
Erosion 2001
Glaciation evidence 2001
Monument 1956
Shelter 1935

Finlayson, Roderick 1843,1844
1845,1849,1850,1956

Fire circle 1970

Firehall, proposed 1973

Fires: Buildings
Cricket Pavilion 1979
Maintenance Building 1937
Nursery/Administration
     Building 1961

Fires: Vegetation
First Peoples use of fire 1842
Grass and broom 1889,1901,1904,
    1907,1936,1947,1961,2000
White settlers halt 1843

Fish, Goodacre Lake
Carp 1944,1952
Perch (Sunfish) 2003,2005

Flagpole/Flags 1891,1899,1902,1904,
1925,1936,1937,1938,1948,1952,
1955,1958,1980,1983,1988

Flower baskets (See Hanging)

Flower stealing, fines 1941,1943,
1952,1957,1960

Folk Roots Music Festival (See
Victoria Folk/Roots Festival)

Fonyo, Steve 1985

Fountain: Burns Monument 1900

Fountain Lake (See Lakes)

Fraser, George 1889,1999,2005

Freeway proposed through Park
(See James Bay Land Use Plan)
(See Michigan Street Extension)

Friends of Beacon Hill Park
Society 1989-2004
Advertising 1994
Allotment Gardens 1995
Beacon Hill Park Management
Plan 2002
Beer sales 2002
Bicycle damage 1999,2004
Bicycle paths 2001
Camas Day 1992,2004
Checkers Pavilion 1995,1996
Childrenís Petting Zoo 2004
Drought 2002
Fall colour 2002
Garry oak meadows 2004
Great Canadian Picnic
    1991,1992,1993,1994
Heritage Landscape Report
    2004
High-rises 2004
Horseshoe Bay 1994
Inventory & mapping,
    native plants 1994
Lakes, cleaning 2004
Luminara 2000,2005
Mile Zero 1999
Mowing 1994,2002
Native plant restoration 1997,
    2000,2003,2004
Oldershaw, Helen (See)
Organized 1989
Park staff cuts 2004
Southeast Woods 2003
Truck damage 2003
Vehicles damage Hill 2004
Victoria Folk/Roots Festival
    1998,1999
Water spray facility 2002

Garry oak ecosystems 1842

Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery
Team 1842,2005

Gay men in Southeast Woods
1979,1989,1990,1994,2003,2004,2005

Gibbens, Betty 2005
Advertising 2003
Barn, police 1990,2002
Brief on public access
    1987
Checkers Pavilion 1996
Childrenís Farm
    1987,1990,2005
Commercialism 1985,1987
Heritage Landscape 2004
Herons 2004
Luminara 2005
Maintenance yard
    1990,1995
Mile Zero 1999
Nursery expansion 1987
Victoria Folk/Root Music
    Festival 1998

Glacial striations 2001

Gold mine 1859,1885,1901

Goodacre Lake (See Lakes)

Grant, Walter Colquhoun
    1849,1850,1851
Planted broom 1851
Shot cow on Hill 1849
Survey failure 1849

Gravel pits 1869,1901,1902,1913

Great Blue Herons (See Herons)

Great Canadian Family
(See Events)

Greenhouses (See Nursery)

Guide service
Natural History Soc. 1961
BHP Assoc. 1972

Gulls and crows, shooting 1931

Guns (See Military)

Hanging Flower Baskets (1937-2004)
1937,1947,1948,1951,
1954,1957,1962,1967,1968,2005
Daffodils in 1964-1968

Harrison, Mayor Claude
1953,1954,1955

Harrison Yacht Pond 1955
(See Appendix C)

Hawks, Cooper's 1984,1985,1987
1998,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005
Banding 2001,2004
Nest rescue 2004

Helmcken, Dr. J. S.
Beacon on Hill 1850
Heywood property assessed 1909
Lawn Bowling 1908,1909,
    1910,1914

Heritage Landscape Management Plan
(See Beacon Hill Park
Management Plan)

Herons, Great Blue 1982,1983,
1984,1988,1989,1990,1996,
1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,
2003,2004,2005
Butler, Robert 1989,2004
Eagle predation 1988,2001,2004
First nest 1982,1983
Henry 1996,2002
Nesting data 1988-1990,1996-2004
Nest trees marked 2003
Signs 2003
Vennesland, Ross 2001
Webcam 2004

Heywood Meadow Area
1911,1912,1951,1952
Mayors'Grove (See)
Military Camp (See)
Truck damage 2003,2004,2005

Heywood, Joseph (See Trees)

High-rise buildings on west border
1961,1962,1964,2004

Holland Point
(See Appendix C)

Hoo Hoo Shelter proposal 1976

Homeless sleeping in Park 2004,2005

Horse patrol 1984-2002
(See Police horses)

Horse racing (See Sports)

Horses
(See Police horses)
(See Workhorses

Horseshoe pitching 1959

Horseshoe Bay
Berm 1994,1995
Saltwater Pool proposal 1964

Ice skating 1914,1915,1928,1936,
1937,1942,1951,1957,1959,2003
Fatalities 1915,1951

Interpretive Centre
Donations 1996,2002

Ireland, Willard 1881,1882,
1884,1908,1913,1942

Islands (See Lakes)

James Bay Land Use and
Transportation Plan
1967,1970-1973

Keddie, Grant 1842,1861,
1986,1992,2005




BACK TO THE TOP
SECTION 1 -- Aboriginal to Buildings
SECTION 2 -- Burns Monument to Ducks
SECTION 3 -- Duff, Wilson to Kiwanis
SECTION 4 -- Knot Garden to Northwest Ridge
SECTION 5 -- Nursery to Speakers Corner
SECTION 6 -- Sports Activities to Zoo

SECTION 4 ---- Knot Garden..... to .....Northwest Ridge

Knot Garden 1966

Lakes
Circle Drive Lakes
    Cleaned/drained 1912,1965,2004
    Concrete bottoms 1984
    Constructed 1936
    Deer Lake 1936,1974
    Queens Lake 1974,1984
    Rose Lake 1936,1974
        Concrete platform 1984
        Duck Island 1936,1974
    Willow Lake 1936,1974

Goodacre Lake System:
Arbour Lake 1963
    Constructed 1963
    Concrete 1984
    Drained 2004
Fountain Lake
    Cleaned 1900,1902,1905,
        1906,1912,1925
    Constructed 1888
    Drowning 1950
    Earlier names:
        Alderman Lake 1889
        Goldfish Lake 1905
        Lily Lake 1905,1932
    Fence 1897,1916
    Recirculating system 1973
    Seals living in 1889,1902,
        1904-1906,1909
    Stream 1932,1933,1952,1973
    Swan Island named 1974
    Turtles 2003
    Water Lilies planted 1905
Goodacre Lake
    Algae bloom 1995,
      1996,2003
    Carp 1944,1952
    Catfish 1952
    Cleaned/drained 1912,1925,
        1934,1959,1965
    Concrete platforms 1984
    Constructed 1889
    Crayfish 2003
    Drowning 1915,1951
    Filling in
        1928,1931,1937,1951
    Flooded 1949
    Islands 1970,1974
        (Blair, McTavish, Warren)
    Otter 1972,1997,2002,2003
    Perch (Sunfish) 2003,2005

Goodacre Lake (list continued)
    Poisoning 1952
    Recirculating system 1973,2001
    Retaining walls repaired
        1931,1932,1951,1959,1960
    Stream constructed 1932,1933
    Turtles 2003
    Water quality problems
         2002,2003,2004,2005

Lawn Bowling (See Sports)

Legal documents, rulings, opinions
Begbie, Judge Matthew Baillie
    1884,1909 1942,1982,
    1998,2000,2003,2005
Bonner, R. B.C. Att. Gen.
    1954,1957,2001
City solicitors 1928,2000
Trust, Park 1882,1884,1912
    1942,1946,1947,1953,
    1954,1957,1998,2000,2003,2005
Wilson, R.D. B.C.Supreme Court
    Justice 1998

Lekwungen (Lekwammen,
(Songhees,Coast Salish)
1842,1843,1844,1850,1851,
1853,1854,1856,1858,1862,
1871,1897,1986,1992

"Long Term Policies for
Beacon Hill Park"
1987,1992

Lookout Shelter
(See Checkerís Pavilion)

Love-ins 1967,1968

Luminara Lantern Festival
2000-2005

Lutz, Dr. John 1842,
1843,1850,1858

Mackie, Richard 1843,1849

Maintenance yard removal
discussed 1990,1995

Marathon swims 1956,1957,1989

Mayorís Grove 1927,1929,
1934,1963,1977,2002

McTavish Island,
(See Lakes, Goodacre)

Michigan Street extension
1965,1967,1970,
1971,1972,1973
(See James Bay Land Use
and Transportation Plan)

Mile Zero 1958,1982,
1985,1999,2000,2005

Military in park
Barracks 1903,1915,1917
Camp 1866,1870,
    1915-1917,1920
Cannons
    Display cannons 1906,1916
    Finlayson Pt. 1878,1889,1892
Fenian threat 1866,1870
Potatoes, growing 1918
Powder magazine 1878,1889,1891,
    1893,1895,1896,1900,1904
Sewage 1915
Sham battles 1877,1889
Trench warfare practice 1916

Mine, gold 1859,1885,1901

Miniature golf proposal 1946

Miskelly, James 1894,1901,2003

Monuments,markers,memorials
Finlayson Point 1956
Fraser, George 1999
Listed on CD 2003
Marilyn Bell 1956
Mile Zero 1958
Morioka sister city 1985
Mountain Indicator 1950
Queen's Bust 1959,
    1960,1965,1994
Sakura trees 1990
Terry Fox statue 2005

Mowing fields 1961,1989,1992,
        1994,2001,2002,2004

Native vegetation types 2001

Northwest Ridge
Bicycle damage 1999,2004
Native plant restoration
    2000,2003,2004
Truck damage 2003




BACK TO THE TOP
SECTION 1 -- Aboriginal to Buildings
SECTION 2 -- Burns Monument to Ducks
SECTION 3 -- Duff, Wilson to Kiwanis
SECTION 4 -- Knot Garden to Northwest Ridge
SECTION 5 -- Nursery to Speakers Corner
SECTION 6 -- Sports Activities to Zoo

INDEX PAGE 5 ---- Nursery..... to .....Speakers Corner

Nursery 1907,1909,1910,1911,
1914,1920,1925,1931,1947,1988
Assessing Purdy 1920
Commercial sales 1909
    Sales stopped 1936
Greenhouses 1912,1937,1968
Hanging Flower Baskets (See)

Observatory proposal 1912

Oldershaw, Helen
Advertising 1994
Camas Day 1992,2004
Checkers Pavilion 1995
Garry oak meandows 2004
Great Canadian Picnic 1991,1994
Heritage Landscape Plan 2004
Horseshoe Bay 1994
Inventory, native plants 1994
Luminara 2000,2005
Mowing 2002
Southeast Woods 1989

Park Trust (See Trust)

Parking 1927,1952,1953,
1960,1966,1971

Parthenon replica proposal 1909

Parks, (See City of Victoria)

Parks and Recreation Foundation 2005

Peafowl 1890,1891,1940,1941,2002

Pemberton, Chartes Cecil
Arbutus trees 1910
Bonfire beacon 1927
Demands fir trees cut 1923

Pemberton, F. B.
Tree cutting protest 1942,1943

Peterson, Roger Tory visit 1948

Petting Zoo, (See Childrenís Farm)

Pheasants 1889,1890,1893,1894,
1933,1939,1940,1943,1944

Planters, rock 1974

Plants, native species
Brayshaw, Dr. T.C. (See)
Camas meadows 1842,2005
    2001,2004,2005
Ceska, Dr. Adolf 1990,2004
Damaged by
    Bicycles 1999,2004
    Dogs 1957,1998,2000
    Large events 1990,1991,
        1992,1993,1994
    Workers 1990,1997,
        1999,2000,2003
Disappearing 1989,1990,
    2000,2001
Mapping 1994,2004
Mowing 1961,1989,1992,
    1994,2001,2002,2004

Plants, native species (list continued)
Restoration
    Northwest Ridge 2000,
        2003,2004
    Southeast Woods 1990,
        1991,1997
Trees (See)
Turner, Dr. Nancy 1842,
    1997,2003
Vegetation types 2001

Police horses
Barn 1989,1990
Patrols 1984,1986,1987,
    1988,1989,1990,2001

Potatoes
Grown and sold 1932,1943
Lekwungen 1842
World War One 1918

Powder Magazine (See Military)

Proposals not implemented
(Permanent developments)
(See Appendix B)
Allotment gardens 1995
Anscomb Fountain 1972
Aquarium 1954
Auditorium 1956
Convention Centre 1982
Firehall 1973
Hoo Hoo Shelter 1976
Indian village replica 1933
Maze 1939
Michigan St. extension (See)
Miniature Golf 1946
Observatory 1912
Obstacle course 1972
Parthenon replica 1909
Peace Park 1986
Pioneer Village 1974
Pitch and Putt 1942
Provincial Museum 1964
Real estate development 1906
Restaurant/tearoom 1911,
    1912,1928,1929,1946,
    1953,1956,1957,1984,1985
Royal Jubilee Hospital 1888
Saltwater pool 1964
Space Age Treehouse 1966
Subterranean caverns 1970
Sports Pavilion 1969
Symphony Bowl 1948
Tearoom (See Restaurant)
Theatre Under the Stars 1947
Tropical Bird Aviary 1946

Protests against cars 1970

Purdy, Thomas, Supt. (1910-1930)
Assessing Purdy 1910
Bate on Purdy years 1970
Warren description 1930

Quarry, rock 1869,1901,
1902,1911,1913

Queen Elizabeth II bust
1959,1960,1962

Queenie, Park workhorse
1961,1963,1966,1969,1970

Relief labour 1930,
1934,1935,1936,1937

Rescue of boy from deer 1959

Restaurant (See Proposals)

Restoration, native plants
Northwest Ridge 2000,
    2003,2004
Southeast Woods 1990,
    1991,1997

Roads, Internal
1889,1904,1905,1907,1911,
1920,1942,1950,1953,1958,
1967,1971,1972,1974,1976
Commercial use 1931,1950,1953
First autos 1907
Lookout Road 1889,1904,1991
Lovers Lane 1948,1951,1972
Park Way closed 1972,1974
Speeding 1907,1948,1953

Rock Garden
(See Vancouver Island Rock and
Alpine Garden Society Project)

Rock Planters 1974

Rock Quarry (See Quarry)

Rose Arbour 1937,1938

Rose Garden 1935,1936,1947
("Round Table Rose Garden")

Round Table (See Beacon Hill
Park Management Plan)

Scotch Broom (See Broom)

Skating, Ice (See Ice)

Songhees (See Lekwungen Nation)

Southeast Woods
Firehall proposal 1973
Gays meeting spot 1979,
     1986,1989,1990,1994,2003,2005
Fence 2003
Gravel pit 1901,1911,1913
Ivy removal project 2005
Native plant restoration
    1990,1991,1994
Maples 2002

Southgate Street 1957

Speakers Corner
1958,1960,1972,1986




BACK TO THE TOP
SECTION 1 -- Aboriginal to Buildings
SECTION 2 -- Burns Monument to Ducks
SECTION 3 -- Duff, Wilson to Kiwanis
SECTION 4 -- Knot Garden to Northwest Ridge
SECTION 5 -- Nursery to Speakers Corner
SECTION 6 -- Sports Activities to Zoo

SECTION 6 ---- Sports Activities...... to .....Zoo

Sports activities
Archery 1949
Baseball 1889
Bicycle races 1889,1891
Bowling green (See Lawn bowling)
Bridle Path 1925,1929
Checkerboard 1928,1929
"Crib, Crab & Checker Club" 1953
Cricket 1858,1866,1888,1889,
    1902,1987,2001,2002,2005
    Clubhouse 1909,1979,2005
    Parking 1971
Cross-country runs 1990,
    2002,2003
Croquet court suggested 1946
Golf
    Commercial proposals
        1942,1946
    Putting green 1974
Horse racing 1858,1861,1888,
Horseshoe Pitch 1957, 1959
Ice skating (See)
Lacrosse 1889,1938
Lawn Bowling 1908,1909,1910
    1914,1981,2002,2005
Lawn tennis 1889,1892
Softball 2002
Shuffleboard courts 1956,
    1957,1959
Soccer 1892,1931,2002
Swim marathons 1956,1957,1989
Sri Chimnoy jogging trail 1986
Tennis courts 1961,1966

Sports fields
Douglas St. 1934,1935,
    1937,1954,1958,1964
Heywood 1892,1911,
    1920,1929,1931,1935,1952

Speakers Corner 1960, 1972

Sport Hut (Sports Building) 1946

Staff
Animal attendant 1925,1929,1946 Apprenticeship program
    1936,1943
Bate, Cliff (See)
Budget cuts 1970,1976,2004,2005
Caretaker/Park Keeper
    1886,1888,1889,1902,
    1924,1929,1959
    Hayton, Sandy 1961,1969
    Lewis, E. H. 1946
    Position eliminated 1970
    Redknapp, George
        1944,1946,1949,1951
    Sargeant 1950
    Wagg 1889
Females 1974,2005
Honeyman, Howard 1963
Lindsey, Horace 1936
Johnston, Alex 1936,
    1961,1972,1973
Purdy, Thomas (See)
Relief labour (See)
Residence (See Buildings)
Warren, W. H. (See)
Wartime shortage 1943

Stone Bridge 1889,1915,1916,
1927,1942,1947

Streets
(See Appendix A)
(See Dallas, Douglas, Southgate)
(See Michigan St. extension)

Sundial 1947

Suttles, Wayne 1842

Swans, Mute (1889-1997)
1889,1890,1914,1931,1940,
1941,1948,1949,1960,1997
Cynthia 1944
Fred 1997
Jill 1944,1951
Pinioning 1931,1944,1961
Salted peanuts death 1948

Tally-Ho 1927,2004

Tearoom (See Proposals)

Terry Fox statue 2005

Totem Pole,world's tallest 1956,
    1957,2000,2001
Gay meeting spot 1979,1986,
    1989,1990,1994,2003
Refurbished 1989
Restoration campaign 2001
Safety hazard 2000

Tours of Park 1961,1962,
1963,1972,1989

Treaties 1849,1850
(See Lekwungen)

Trees
Arbutus 1910
Biggest trees measured 2003,2005
Cedars/Cypress removal 2002
Chestnuts, Horse 1893,1894,1997
Cutting controversy 1889,1923,
    1931,1939,1941,1942,1943,
    1944,1952,1953,1954
    Pemberton, C.C. 1923
    Pemberton, F.B. 1942,1943
    Harrison, Mayor 1953,1954
Drought stress 2002,2004
Elms, English 1991,2001
Fall colour 2002
Fir, Balsam 1932,1939,1944
Fir, Douglas 1952
Gingko, 1989
Heywood donation 1889,1964
Labeling trees 1917,1954
Maple 2002
Mayors Grove (See)
Oaks, Garry 1842,2005
    (See Cutting)
    Insects on 1963
    Replanting 2002,2003,2004
Palms, Windmill 1980
Pines 1991,2001
Redwoods, Dawn 1952,1953,2005
Sweet gum 2002
"Wildlife Trees" 1999

Trees, marked
Heron nest trees 2003
"Wildlife Trees" 1999

Trust, Park 1882,1884,1942,1946,
1947,1953,1954,1956,1957,
1970,1998,2000,2003,2005

Turner, Dr. Nancy 1842,1997,2005

Turtles 2003

Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine
Garden Society Project 1967,2001

Vandalism 1889,1894,1898,1937,
1938,1939,1947,1954,1956,
1959,1968,1971,1972,1973,
1976,1978,1979,1989,1992,
1993,1994

Vegetation types (See Plants, native)

Victoria Folk/Roots Festival
1998,1999,2000

Wading pool, Kiwanis
1925,1926,1968,2001,2002

Wakefield System 1849

Warren, W. H. (Herb)
(Park Administrator 1930-1970)
Aquarium (pro) 1954
Bate assessment 1970
Begbie and fees 1956
Broom 1931,1932,1934,1939,
    1945,1946,1952
Checkers Pavilion proposal 1953
Cutting trees 1931,1941,
    1942,1944,1952-1954
    Changed ideas on 1962
Daffodils 1932,1945,1947,1957,
    1960,1967
Development 1946,1953
Farmyard 1949,1950,1956
Hanging Flower Baskets (See)
High-rise buildings 1961,1962,1964
Hired 1930
Michigan Street extension 1967
Off-leash dogs 1931,1953
Overview of career 1970
Photos of 1953,1963,1970
Preview of career 1930
Retired 1970
Roads and parking 1970

Warren Island,
(See Lakes,Goodacre)

Water play area proposal
2002,2003,2004,2005

Well, water 1967,1973,2003,2004

"Wildlife Trees" 1999,2005

Wilson, R.D., B.C. Supreme
Court Justice 1998,1999,2000

Wood chips contaminated 2003

Work Horses 1908,1931,1940,1950
Queenie 1961,1963,1966,
    1969,1970

Zoo
Animals and Birds (1889-1990)
Bears 1889,1891,1897,1901,1909
    Ursus Kermodei 1924,1925,1929,
        1939,1944,1947,1948,1951,
Bearpits 1891,1896,1898,1899,
        1900-1907,1909,1913
"Birds of Freedom" 1889
Boar 1925
Buffalo 1929,1931,1932,1933,1935
Childrenís Farm (See)
Chipmunks 1934
Coyotes 1909
Cranes 1934,1944
Deer (1888-1990)
    Attacking boy 1949
    Last deer 1990
Eagles 1892,1900,1901,1902,
    1904-1906
Goat 1932
Lynx 1905,1906,1907
Monkeys 1905,1906,1907,1909,1985
Moose 1904,1906,1907
Mynah 1940
Owls 1901,1902,1904-1906
Panther refused 1928
Peafowl (See)
Pheasants (See)
Rabbits 1959,1971
Raccoons 1901,1904,1905
Seals 1889,1902,1903,1904-1906,1909
Swans, Mute (See)
Wolves 1892
Overview of zoo 1890
Poor conditions 1890,1892,
    1907,1909,1944,1947




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