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The       "Princess
Kathleen" and
' 'Princess     Marguerite' ' are twin-screw
turbine   steamships,
burning   oil-fuel    to
generate   steam,   instead of coal.    Each
is   of   about    6,000
gross   tons,   with   a
length of 368 feet, a
breadth of 60 feet, a
depth  of 28   feet  9
inches  to the upper
deck,    and    a   load
draft of 17 feet.
These two steamships are capable
of  attaining   21   knots,   and   even
more if necessary.      The other steamships
on the "Triangle Route'' make about i8>^
knots per hour.
The "Princess Kathleen"
and "Princess Marguerite" have five decks, the upper three of
which are devoted entirely to passenger
accommodation, with the dining room occupying part of the fourth.
The public rooms consist of the observation room, the library, two social halls,
the smoking room, the writing room, the
sitting room, the dining room and luncheon
bar. On the boat deck, aft, is a cosy
verandah cafe, sheltered from breezes, that
forms an additional centre for relaxation.
The floor diagrams on our centre pages
show the position of each room.
These two ships have been especially
designed for the Triangle service, and all
the sitting rooms and lounges are spacious,
comfortably furnished, and charmingly
SO POPULAR has the Canadian Pacific
Triangle Route become between the three
dominant cities of the Pacific North West
—Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle—that
two new steamships were especially constructed for it, and went into service only
two years ago. These new steamships were
the "Princess Kathleen" and "Princess Marguerite"—the largest and fastest in the
coastal service on the Pacific Coast, and distinguished throughout by the highest and
most comfortable class of passenger accommodation.
each containing lower and upper berths
and settee. There
are, on the promenade and shelter
decks, 12 rooms with
lower and upper
berths and cot beds;
and 11 rooms with
lower, upper and sofa
berths. Bathroom
and lavatory accommodation is handily
On the boat deck
there are 21 "bachelor" rooms, each containing lower and
upper berths and settee, and with a private
shower bath adjoining.
Each of these two ships has
accommodation for 325 first
class passengers, in two and three berth
cabins. As will be noticed from a study of
the floor diagrams, these rooms vary greatly
in character.
There  are,  distributed  over  the  boat,
promenade   and   shelter   decks,   86   rooms
Printed in Canada, 1927
One very notable feature of these
two ships is the provision of 17
special rooms—4 on the promenade deck and 13 on the shelter deck.
These special rooms are most luxuriously
furnished, with bright hangings and carpets,
private toilet and basin, with bathroom
between adjoining rooms.
Eight rooms are one-bed rooms. Four
are one-bed-plus-sofa-berth rooms. Five
are two-bed rooms, each with sofa berth
During day runs these special rooms are
exceedingly convenient for family parties.
p r These two^ steamships are fitted
o r t with the "Sperry Gyro Compass,"
y which adds to efficiency and eliminates "yawing." This remarkable compass can be viewed by travellers in the
Additional safety is also ensured by
double bottoms throughout and by eight
water-tight bulkheads extending to the
main deck, with additional subdivisions
afforded by carrying some of the bulkheads
to the upper deck.
and freight.
A large open deck space has
been provided for motor cars
The ivory-panelled Louis XVI Dining Saloon extends
across the whole of the ship, and accommodates i Co
passengers, at tables of 6, 8 and 14.
Either of these rooms (one above the other) is a cosy
lounging room from which to view the ever-changing
interest of the Triangle Trip.
Beautiful Cabins
The "Princess Kathleen" and "Princess Marguerite"
each have seventeen special rooms with bathrooms
attached.    Three typical rooms are here pictured.
 Twin Screw Turbine Steamers
Princess Kathleen and Princess Marguerite
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 Two social halls, aft and forward, provide sitting-room
and writing-room accommodation, and have large spaces
laid out in oak for dancing.
Coast people know the totem pole—that curious
highly carved "family tree" in which the Indian records
his tribal history. Here it is, serving as a decorative
motive for the snug Smoking Room.
On the Triangle Route
Vancouver—Hotel Vancouver, chief landmark and social centre.
Victoria—The Empress Hotel, facing the Inner Harbor.
{Inset) Seattle—Showing particularly the L. C. Smith Building.
The British Columbia Coast Steamship Service of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, including the "Princess Kathleen" and "Princess
Marguerite/' consists of 2 i vessels engaged in eight different services.
A summary of these services, with the anticipated sailings for the summer of 1927, will be found below. See current Time Tables for
sailing and train times.
The Triangle Route
EVERY MORNING—from Vancouver to Victoria
and thence to Seattle.
EVERY NIGHT—from Vancouver to Victoria only.
EVERY NIGHT—from Vancouver to Seattle only.
Same sailings in reverse direction.
Nanaimo Service
TWO   SAILINGS   A   DAY—from   Vancouver   to
Nanaimo.    With supplementary service as required.
Same in reverse direction.
Automobile Ferry
The Nanaimo Service will be augmented during
the 1927 season by the automobile ferry steamer
"Motor Princess,"which from May i to September 30
will make two round trips daily (including Sunday).
Capacity 50 cars.
Powell River—Comox Service
THREE   SAILINGS   A   WEEK—Vancouver   to
Powell River.
TWO SAILINGS A WEEK—Vancouver to Union
Bay, Comox and way ports.
Same in reverse direction.
Alaska Service
The Wonder Route of the Pacific Coast. A four-
day, thousand-mile journey through the magnificent
scenery of the "Inside Passage" to Alaska. Calling
at Alert Bay, Prince Rupert, Ketchikan, Wrangel,
Juneau and Skagway.
Sailing from Victoria and Vancouver twice a
week during height of tourist season, at regular
intervals during rest of year.
West Coast, Vancouver Island
Port Alberni, Clayoquot, Port Alice and way
points on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Gulf Islands Service
TWO SAILINGS A WEEK—from Vancouver.
Ocean Falls and Prince Rupert
ONCE   A   WEEK—from   Vancouver   to   Ocean
Falls, Prince Rupert and way ports.
Excursion Service
Frequent day excursions from Vancouver and
Victoria. Particulars announced in daily newspapers.
Canadian Pacific Railway
The British Columbia Coast Steamship Service
connects with the Canadian Pacific Railway to
Calgary, Winnipeg and Eastern Canada. Four
through trains a day:—
Montreal and Toronto. Standard sleeping cars,
compartment cars and observation cars only.
(Summer only.)
THE IMPERIAL—Vancouver: to Montreal.
Colonist, first-class, tourist, and standard sleeping
cars—in winter, compartment observation cars also.
(All year.)
TORONTO EXPRESS—Colonist, first-class,
tourist, standard sleeping and compartment observation cars.    (All year.)
THE MOUNTAINEER—Vancouver to Calgary, Moose Jaw, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago.
First class standard sleeping and compartment
observation cars. (Summer only.) In winter,
through cars attached to "The Imperial."
Kettle Valley Railway
Daily Service from Vancouver to Penticton and
Nelson via Kettle Valley Route. Connections at
Nelson for Cranbrook and Crow's Nest Pass Route
to Lethbridge, Calgary, Medicine Hat, etc. Connection at Yahk for Spokane.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway
Twice daily from Victoria to Nanaimo and
Wellington. Daily except Sunday from Wellington
to Courtenay. Branch from Parksville Jet. to Port
<j7nd io other Puget Sound points,
Vancouver Island. Mdrthem
British Columbia ondJllaska.,
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Four trains a day in summer from Vancouver to the
East and Middle West
Trans-Canada Limited    To Toronto and Montreal
The Mountaineer To Minneapolis, St. Paul and
The Imperial To Montreal.    (All year.)
The Toronto Express       To Toronto.    (All year.)
 Casaba  Melon Grape  Fruit
Strawberries and Cream
Rolled Oats Shredded Wheat
Smoked Black Cod Fresh Herrings
Kidney and Bacon Pork Sausage
Mutton Chops Broiled Ham
Curried Veal and Rice
Eggs To Order
Flannel and Buckwheat Cakes
Chocolate Tea Coffee
•   COLD—Ham      Beef      Chicken
" Princess Alice "
B.C, Coast Service
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Above—Steamships Princess Kathleen and Princess Marguerite—Vancouver—Victoria—Seattle Service
Below—One of the public rooms—the smoking room
Vancouver ~ Victoria ~ Seattle
Twin-screw Turbine Steamships
Princess Kathleen and Princess Marguerite
These luxurious, fast, twin-screw, turbine
steamships maintain a splendid express service
between the three cities—built especially for
the service, they are fitted with every possible
convenience for the comfort and protection of
the passenger.
Three decks are devoted entirely to passenger
accommodation. The
public rooms consist
of observation room,
library, two social halls,
smoking room, sitting
room, dining saloon,
and luncheon bar.
Staterooms   are   provided   to   accommodate
310 passengers in two- and three-berth rooms.
Seventeen of these are special rooms of large
size, most luxuriously furnished with bright
draperies and carpets, private toilet and basin
with bath room adjoining. Some of these have
twin beds and some double beds, all have comfortable lounge sofas.
During the day run
these rooms are exceedingly convenient for
family parties or for
those desiring to play
cards. A large open
deck has been provided
for motor cars which
can   be   easily   and   ex-
Passing near Victoria
peditiously handled.
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Effective June 21, 1931
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Lv. Vancouver, B. C 10:30 a.m.
Ar. Victoria,  B.  C  2:30 p.m.
Lv. Victoria, B. C   3:45  p.m.
Ar. Seattle, Wash  7:45 p.m.
Lv. Seattle,   Wash  9:00 a.m.
Ar. Victoria, B. C. 12:45  p.m.
Lv. Victoria, B. C   1:45 p.m.
Ar. Vancouver, B. C  5:45 p.m.
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Lv. Seattle,   Wash 11:30 p.m.     Lv. Vancouver, B. C 11:00 p.m.
Ar. Vancouver, B. C  8:00 a.m.     Ar. Seattle,   Wash  7:30 a.m.
Day steamship from Seattle connects at
Vancouver with the "TRANS-CANADA"
LIMITED (commencing June 21) for Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal and with the
"IMPERIAL" for St. Paul, Minneapolis and
Chicago through the Canadian Rockies.    Day
steamship from Vancouver connects at Seattle
with trains for the south and east.
Night steamship from Seattle connects at
Vancouver with the "DOMINION" for Winnipeg, Toronto and points east through the
Canadian Rockies.
 Above—One of the attractions in Victoria, B. C.—The Crystal Garden Swimming Pool
De luxe Stateroom       Below—On the Princess Kathleen and Princess Marguerite
Dining Saloon
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Above—Hotel Vancouver—Canadian Pacific Railway—523 rooms
Below—The "Empress" Victoria, B. C.—Canadian Pacific Railway—589 rooms
The new sister ships—Princess Elizabeth and Princess Joan
Night Service
New and Luxurious Steamships
Princess Elizabeth and Princess Joan
THE SCHEDULE—Daily Service—All Year
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12 Midnight Lv Vancouver, B.C Ar. 7:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. Ar Victoria, B.C  Lv.   12 Md't.
These two twin screw 5500 ton steamships
were built especially for this night service
by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering
Company Limited, Govan, Glasgow, and
entered regular service in May, 1930. They
have been especially designed to accommodate
the large number of passengers who desire to
travel by night between these two cities, with
sleeping accommodation for 408 first class.
The majority of the rooms are designed to
accommodate two passengers while a number
of smaller rooms have been provided for exclusive use by one passenger.
There are also 28 de-luxe rooms with single
bed, shower bath and toilet, and 12 large
de-luxe rooms with twin or double beds, private shower, and toilet.
The Company has for many years maintained a night service daily in both directions
between Vancouver, B.C. and Victoria, B.C.,
a distance of 80 miles, and the increasing popularity of this service necessitated the construction of these large and splendidly equipped
ships, which embody all the latest ideas for the
safety, comfort and convenience of the Company's passengers.
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Tri^/? scmt; turbine steamship Princess Elaine
Double daily service throughout the year
S.S. "Princess Elaine" 2000 tons.    Assisted by other steamships
A splendid double daily service is maintained throughout the year between Vancouver, B. C and Nanaimo,
B. C, a distance of 40 miles, the latter City is situated
on the east coast of Vancouver Island, where connection
is made with the E. & N. Railway for points north and
south. The most modern facilities are provided for the
expeditious handling of motor oars, of which the
"Princess Elaine" can accommodate about 60. Service is
also provided to the Company's new resort on Newcastle Island, near Nanaimo, a delightful spot for a day's
This service will be supplemented during the summer
season by other steamships and during July and August
there will be four sailings each way daily. Complete
schedule follows:
Daily  Service
From Vancouver From Nanaimo
10:00 a.m. Princess Elaine 7:00 a.m. ..Princess Elaine
1:30p.m. ..Princess Joan 2:15p.m. -Princess Elaine
or Elizabeth 6:00 p.m. ....Princess Joan
5:45 p.m. Princess Elaine or Elizabeth
From Vancouver
©8:30a.m.  ...Pr.  Victoria
10:00 a.m. Princess Elaine
2:30 p.m.  —Pr. Victoria
5:45 p.m. Princess Elaine
Daily Service
From Nanaimo
7:00 a.m. Princess Elaine
11:45 a.m.    Pr.  Victoria
2:15 p.m. Princess Elaine
(D6:45 p.m.  ....Pr. Victoria
(D 8:00 p.m.  ....Pr. Victoria
(Sunday Only)
©Calling at Newcastle Island Resort.
©Steamship   leaves   Newcastle   Island,   6:00   p.m.   daily
except Sunday, and 7:15 p.m. Sundays.
Daily  Service
From Vancouver From Nanaimo
10:00 a.m. Princess Elaine
1:3 0 p.m. ..Princess Joan
or Elizabeth
5:45 p.m. Princess Elaine
(1:30  p.m.  and   5:30  p.m.
after September 28)
Above—S. S. Princess Elaine discharging motor cars
Below—M.S. Motor Princess discharging motor cars
Steveston ^ Sidney
M.S. "Motor Princess" daily service June 13
to September 8 th,  1931.
During the tourist season the Company
maintains a daily motor car ferry service from
Steveston, B.C. on the mainland, 15 miles
south of Vancouver, to Sidney on Vancouver
Island, 18 miles from Victoria. This service
is maintained largely to accommodate the
large volume of motor tourist traffic moving
to the many beautiful resorts on Vancouver
From Sidney From Steveston
8:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 7:15 p.m.
Running time three hours each direction.
Accommodation is provided for about 40
motor cars.
Connections are made with B. C. Electric
trains between Vancouver and Steveston and
with Vancouver Island Coach Lines motor bus
service between Sidney and Victoria, B. C.
S.S. Princess Norah at Bamfield—West Coast Vancouver Island
West Coast
Vancouver Island
S.S. Princess Norah, 2500 tons
S.S. Princess Maquinna, 1800 tons
The Company maintains a mail, passenger
and freight service from Victoria, B. C. to the
many ports of call on the West Coast of Vancouver Island throughout the year. During
the fall, winter and spring months steamships
leave Victoria 11:00 p.m. on the 1st, 11th and
21st of each month, while during June, July
and August the new and luxurious steamship
"Princess Norah" and the
"Princess Maquinna" will
maintain a service sailing
every five or six days from
Victoria to Port Alice on
Quatsino Sound on the
North End of the Island,
calling at over 40 different ports including fishing
plants, canneries, logging
camps, Indian Villages, etc.
The diversified industries on the West Coast
together with the magnificent scenery along
the narrow channels, inlets and bays make the
West Coast trip one of the most attractive on
the North American Continent. The round
trip is made in about six and a half days.
Full information is contained in the Company's attractive West Coast Vancouver Island
Tour booklet.
Steamships sail from Victoria at 11:00 p.m.
on the following dates.
June 1
June 11
June 21
June 2 6
 Princess Norah
 Princess Norah
..Princess Maquinna
-Princess Norah
S. S. Princess Maquinna
July     1  Princess Maquinna
July    6  Princess  Norah
July  11    Princess  Maquinna
July  16   Princess Norah
**»      July 21    Princess   Maquinna
July 26   Princess Norah
Aug.    1    Princess   Maquinna
Aug.    6   Princess  Norah
Aug. 11    Princess   Maquinna
Aug. 16   Princess  Norah
Aug. 21    Princess   Maquinna
Aug. 26   Princess  Norah
 Twin screw S. S. Princess Charlotte—Alaska Service
For nearly thirty years the Canadian Pacific
"Princesses" have provided a regular service the
year round to ports in southeastern Alaska via
the "Inside Passage," the voyage terminating
at Skagway where connection is made with
the White Pass & Yukon Route for Whitehorse, Y.T., Atlin, B.C., Dawson, Y.T., and
other points.
During the summer months this service is
augmented by the addition of some of the
Company's finest coastal steamships. The "Princess Louise," "Princess Charlotte" and "Princess Alice" sailing semi-weekly from Vancouver,
B.C., calling at Alert Bay, and Prince Rupert
in British Columbia and Ketchikan, Wrangell,
Juneau and Skagway in Alaska. During the
tourist season steamships also call at Taku Inlet
to give the tourists an opportunity of seeing
the magnificent Taku Glacier, a river of ice,
a mile wide and one to three hundred feet
thick on its face, entering the ocean at the
head of Taku Inlet.
Steamships sail from Vancouver 9:00 p.m.
every Wednesday and Saturday from early
June to the end of August. Passengers from
Seattle or Victoria may use the Company's local
steamships either in the morning or evening
connecting with the Alaska steamship at
Special Twelve Day Cruise
Steamship "Princess Alice" will leave Vancouver 7:00 p.m. August 11 for a 12-day cruise
to northern British Columbia and southeastern
Alaska ports. A special itinerary has been arranged including practically all of the most
interesting spots on the northern B. C. and
Alaska   coast   and   the   schedule   has   been   so
arranged as to enable the tourist to see both
the development of industries and the scenic
beauty of this wonderful sheltered waterway.
Full particulars of the Alaska service will be
found in the Company's attractive Alaska
S.S. Princess Alice
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 Northern B. C. Ports
Twin Screw S.S. Princess Mary
2100 tons
This popular steamship performs a regular
service from Vancouver to ports on the Northern B. C. Coast, voyage terminating at Prince
Rupert. Sailings from Vancouver 2:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, from Prince Rupert 10:00 p.m.
Fridays, arriving Vancouver 7:30 a.m. Mondays. Many calls are made at the canneries,
logging camps, etc., including the large pulp
mill at Ocean Falls. This service provides a
very attractive 5 day trip for the tourist.
Powell River, Union
Bay and Comox
S.S. Princess Royal, 2000 tons
This steamship leaves Vancouver at 11:45
p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for
Powell River, where is situated the large pulp
mill of the Powell River Company, and to
Union Bay and Comox on Vancouver Island.
Gulf Island Service
Between Vancouver and Victoria in the Gulf
of Georgia are numerous beautiful islands on
which can be found many attractive summer
resorts. Service is provided four or five times
weekly from Victoria and Vancouver. Frequent
opportunities are provided for tourists visiting Vancouver to make a tour of these islands
returning the same day. Tourists visiting the
Coast should be advised to apply at the Company's offices in Vancouver or Victoria for
full information.
Along the way
One Day Trips
During the summer months one day water
trips are frequently arranged from Vancouver
and Victoria which offer the tourist a splendid
opportunity of enjoying the beautiful scenery
on the British Columbia Coast. One of the
most beautiful of these is the all day cruise
from Vancouver to the head of Jervis Inlet, a
distance of 94 miles amid the most beautiful
The Company has recently purchased Newcastle Island, near Nanaimo, and arrangements
are now being made to provide at this point a
delightful resort for one-day excursion trips
from Vancouver. Facilities are being provided
for boating, bathing, dancing, etc., on this attractive Island, over 750 acres in extent, located at the entrance to Nanaimo Harbour, two
hours' sail from Vancouver.
This resort can be reached daily from Vancouver during July and August, convenient
schedule having been arranged, details of which
will be found on page seven.
Full particulars of these excursion trips can
be obtained from the Company's offices in Vancouver or Victoria.
For further information apply to any Canadian Pacific Railway Agent
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Other "Railways
Three trains a day in summer from Vancouver to the
East and Middle West.
"Trans-Canada Limited" To Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal
"The lMPERiAL"ToWinnipegandMontreal,connectionsf or Toronto (All Year)
"The Dominion" To Winnipeg and Toronto (All Year)
From Banff  (commencing July 2)
"The Mountaineer" To Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago
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 Choice of
White or Brown Bread Toast
Devilled Egg or Salmon Sandwich
Toasted Buns or Muffins
Madeira or Princess Fruit Cake
Strawberry Jam Canadian Honey
Tea, Hot or Iced
Ice Cream may be substituted for Tea
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For over a quarter of a century, steamships flying
the well-known house flag of the Canadian Pacific have
regularly carried His Majesty's Mails, as well as passengers and freight, to the scattered settlements situated
in many out-of-the-way bays and inlets the year round.
Now comes the opportunity for the pleasure-seeker to
see, from the deck of a comfortable and luxuriously
appointed steamship, the many beauties of this natural
playground of the Pacific.
The steamships Princess Norah and Princess Maquinna, built especially for this service, sail regularly
from Victoria during June, July and August for West
Coast ports. Numerous ports are visited by these
steamships in their five-hundred-mile journey to Port
Alice in Quatsino Sound. Both vessels were built with
the idea of providing the maximum of comfort for the
The "Princess Norah" was built at Clydebank, Scotland, in 1929, and provided with every possible convenience for the safety and comfort of passengers,
including attractively furnished Observation Room,
Smoking Room, Social Hall and spacious promenade
decks. Handsomely appointed staterooms, to accommodate two or three passengers, are fitted with hot and
cold running water, electric berth lights in each berth,
and individual steam radiators for use if desired.
De luxe rooms, with private tub or shower bath and
toilet facilities, are available for those desiring the
maximum of comfort.
Sufficient time is allowed at all principal ports, either
on the going or return trip, to see the points of interest,
which are many and varied, the schedule including, as
it does, canneries, Indian villages, fish reduction plants,
mines, a cable station and a pulp manufacturing plant.
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The West Coast may well be called the Canadian
Norway, with its rugged and deeply indented coast line,
and mountainous, heavily-timbered slopes that drop
sheer into the water. Little villages are found along the
fiord-like bays and inlets, devoted to fishing and lumbering; Indian settlements, too, and interesting totem
poles with curious Indian folklore. It is a country
without railways, automobiles, moving pictures or electric
light; to all intents and purposes the same as a hundred
years ago, with the exception of a few modern fishing
plants situated at isolated and widely-separated ports
along the coast.
Historical interest in the West Coast centres on
Nootka Sound, which was first visited by Capt. James
Cook in 1778, who made Friendly Cove, at the entrance
to the Sound, his headquarters for further exploration.
Lieutenant John Meares visited Nootka in 1788 with
two ships, constructing a small trading post. He and his
men were later captured and imprisoned by Spaniards,
which action nearly precipitated war between England
and Spain; but after numerous diplomatic exchanges an
agreement was reached called the Nootka Convention,
by the terms of which Spain formally acknowledged
England's sovereignty in Northwest America.
Captain George Vancouver was sent out by the
British Government in 1792 to Nootka to take formal
possession of the territory, and the record of his meeting with the Spanish Commander, Bodega y Quadra,
will be found in the book of Captain Vancouver's
voyages. Two sentences from his journal with reference
to the West Coast are of particular interest: "To describe
the beauties of the region will, on some future occasion,
be a very grateful task to the pen of a skilful penegyrist.
The serenity of the climate, the innumerable pleasing
landscapes and the abundant fertility that unassisted
Nature puts forth, require only to be nourished by the
industry of man, with villages, mansions, cottages and
other buildings, to render it the most lovely country
that can be imagined/'
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QUATSINO SOUND—The first call is at Quatsino Cannery,
near the entrance on the south side; then Koprino Harbour on
the opposite side of the Sound, and a few miles further on
Quatsino Village. Steamship then proceeds down the southeast
arm to Port Alice, the terminus of the voyage and the site of a
large pulp mill. A few miles before reaching Port Alice is
Jeune Landing, from which point an excellent road leads inland
about fifteen miles to the mine of the Coast Copper Company.
After a stay of several hours at Port Alice, the homeward voyage
commences; but before leaving the Sound a call is sometimes
made at Holberg, at the extreme end of the northwest arm,
which is entered through a beautiful narrow tidal channel.
KYUQUOT SOUND—The first port of call is Cacbelot, a former
whaling station, now converted into a fish reducing plant—one
of the largest on the coast. Calls are also occasionally made at
Chamiss Bay, and at the Indian village of Kyuquot. There being
no wharf at the latter port, landing is made by boat. Passing a
maze of rocky islands at the entrance of the Sound, the ship now
rounds Cape Cook, off which point may be seen Solander Island,
the home of a large colony of sea lions.
ESPERANZA INLET—This large Inlet was also discovered
and named by Capt. Cook in 1778. Several calls ai"» made in
the Inlet at the fish reducing plants at Ceepeecee, McBride Bay,
Espinosa and Queen's Cove, before passing again into the open
sea en route to Kyuquot Sound.
NOOTKA SOUND—This Sound, one of the largest and most
beautiful on the West Coast, was discovered by Capt. James
Cook in 1778, who landed at Friendly Cove, a charming half-
moon of sand and gravel beach, situated at the entrance to the
Sound on the north side, named by the Indians' "Yukquot" or
, "Yucuat," derived from "Yukwitt," to blow with wind; "Aht,"
people or village, meaning "a village exposed to the wind,"
probably the most interesting historical port on the West Coast
of North America. Capt. Cook first named the Sound King
George's Sound in 1778, this being later changed to Nootka.
He was hospitably received by Chief Maquinna of the Nootka
Indians. Friendly Cove was again visited in 1788 by Lieut. John
Meares, in the ship "Felice," who erected a small trading post
and built in the same year the first vessel to be built on the
West Coast of America. A small Roman Catholic Church now
stands on the spot where this vessel was built. It was at
Friendly Cove that Capt. George Vancouver met Bodega y
Quadra, the Spanish Commander, and formally took possession
of the lands for Great Britain in August, 1792. A few miles
further up the Sound is Nootka Cannery, where, after a short
stop, the steamship proceeds through a beautiful narrow passage
through the mountains, called Tahsis Canal, to Esperanza Inlet.
CLAYOQUOT SOUND—-Three hours' steaming from Ucluelet
brings the steamship into Clayoquot Sound, a name taken from
the Indian word, "another" or "different." Calls are first made
at Tofino; then at Clayoquot on Stubbs Island, two miles
across the Sound. Clayoquot is beautifully situated on a long
halfmoon white sand beach, running out to a long spit, and a
jpleasant walk of about a mile through the woods brings one
[to the open ocean on the other side of the island. Clayoquot is
jthe headquarters for quite a large fishing fleet, and is an ideal
spot for a vacation. On leaving Clayoquot, the steamship calls
Vtt the Roman Catholic Indian Mission School at Kakawis and
several fishing plants in Matilda Creek before proceeding to
UCLUELET—Ucluelet Harbour is a well-sheltered Inlet about
five miles long, situated at the west end of Barkley Sound,
protected from the Pacific swell by several outlying islands. It is
the base of a large fishing fleet and also has several fine lakes
and small rivers in the vicinity, which offer good sport to the
angler, and some delightful gardens, owned and operated by
Mr. George Fraser, a horticulturist, who has made a specialty
of ornamental shrubs. Ucluelet proper lies on the west side of
the harbour, while directly across on the east side is Port Weeks.
Ucluelet wharf on the west side is at the end of the now partially
completed Ucluelet-Long Beach-Tofino road, which, when completed, will be an extension of the Vancouver Island main
highway, giving access to the famous Long Beach, twelve miles
long and one-quarter wide, lying between Ucluelet and Tofino,
probably one of the finest ocean beaches in North America.
ALBERNI CANAL—From Bamfield the steamship proceeds
along the Alberni Canal, the largest "fiord" of the West Coast,
some thirty miles long, terminating at Port Alberni. The old
town of Alberni may be seen on ths right, just before reaching
Port Alberni. Port Alberni is the terminus of the Alberni branch
of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway, running westward from
Parksville Junction. It is also the headquarters of the Barkley
Sound herring fleet, and an important fish-packing centre and
lumbering town, being situated close to one of the largest areas
of standing timber on Vancouver Island. The steamship calls at
numerous fishing centres on both sides of Barkley Sound, including Sarita Bay, McCallum Bay, Green Cove, etc., where large
quantities of herring are salted and packed for export, and
pilchard reduced to fish oil and meal.
BAMFIELD — Shortly after leaving Clo-oose the steamship
passes Cape Beale, marking the entrance to Barkley Sound, and
arrives at Bamfield, an Imperial Government cable station, being
the terminus of the "All-Red" cable to Australia and New
Zealand via Fanning Island. Bamfield was named after W. G.
Banfield, who came to the West Coast on the H.M.S. "Constance"
in 1846 and was later appointed Indian Agent. The longest
portion of the "All-Red" cable lies' between Bamfield and Fanning
Island—3,540 miles. The cable was first successfully laid in 1902,
but with the rapidly increasing business of later years it was
found necessary to lay an additional cable recently. Bamfield is
also the lifeboat service station for the West Coast.
PORT RENFREW AND CLO-OOSE—Port Renfrew is situated
at the head of San Juan Inlet and at the mouth of the San Juan
and Gordon Rivers, a small but beautifully situated town, the
principal industries being logging and salmon canning. There is
also excellent trout and salmon fishing in season, and good
opportunities for shooting bear, deer, goose, duck or brant. About
an hour after leaving Port Renfrew, Carmanah lighthouse is
passed, and in another hour steamship arrives at Clo-oose, a
small village situated at one end of a beautiful white sand beach.
Landing is only possible by small boats, through heavy surf.
VICTORIA, B. C—Starting from Victoria, the beautiful Capital
City of British Columbia, in the evening, steamship proceeds
through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with snow-capped Olympic
Mountains of Northern Washington on the left, arriving at Port
Renfrew, the first port of call, in the early morning hours.
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