This digital collection includes scans of a selection of maps, sketches, tracings and notes created between 1846 and 1895 and held by the Surveyor General of BC. All relate to land use, landforms, and surface cover across the province of BC and record geographic features, land reserves, settlements, burial grounds, roads, railways, parks, and other aspects. The genesis of this collection is a finding aid project initiated by the Historical Map Society of BC: Early Maps of the British Columbia Area, compiled by Bruce I. Ward and the late R.C. (Bob) Harris and last updated in August 2001 ( This project documented 2,400 pre-colonial and colonial maps housed in major BC libraries and archives, with the goal of increasing interest and research in BC history. The compilers visited the Surveyor General of BC Legal Surveys vault and selected maps for inclusion in the project. A subset of this selection was digitized by the LTSA and then expanded in 2011 in consultation with staff at the University of Victoria. All materials are identified by their LSV or other identifier used by the LTSA and its predecessors. The catalogue record also indicates the Historical Map Society of BC map number.
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May 15, 2024
Land Title and Survey Authority; Truss, Cason, 2024, "Central Saanich, 1862_2024",, Borealis, V1
THIS IS A GEOREFERENCED FILE. The Lake District on the east coast of Vancouver Island bordered by the South Saanich, Victoria, and Esquimalt Districts. There are numbered plots of land and a table with the plot owner's names. Relief marks and notes describe the land cover. Many p...
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