Beacon Hill Park History Index

The 24 chapters, index and multiple appendixes of Beacon Hill Park History are listed below. They contain a wealth of BHP information for you to explore. Another way to explore is to search our entire site. We are always adding more content!

Examples: search for the native plant: camas to find 10+ pages.

Copy and paste any text from the Contents or Index to search.

Index

Search

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.

A to B

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

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

C to D

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

Children’s 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 1926,1930,196

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 1915,1950,195

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
    Don’t 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

Duff, Wilson 1842,1845,1850

E to K

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
    Children’s 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
    Children’s 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

Knot Garden 1966

L to N

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
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 Checker’s 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

Mayor’s 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

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)

O to R

Observatory proposal 1912

Oldershaw, Helen
    Advertising 1994
    Camas Day 1992,2004
    Checkers Pavilion 1995
    Garry oak meadows 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 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 Children’s 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

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")

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)


S to Z

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

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

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

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
Children’s 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



Be a friend of

Beacon Hill Park! 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software