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City of Victoria fonds Mount Douglas Park (Saanich, B.C.) Series
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Victoria and Saanich Beaches and Parks Committee records

Series consists of correspondence and papers of this committee of Council.

The committee was formed because the City of Victoria owned several parks within the boundaries of the Municipality of Saanich, the most notable being Mount Douglas Park. This committee was also known as the Victoria Saanich Mount Douglas Park Committee.

Victoria (B.C.). Victoria and Saanich Beaches and Parks Committee

Land acquisition documents

Series consists of records dealing with land sales including conveyances, deeds, mortgages, and land and Crown grants.

The documentation traces the history of ownership of various properties until they come into the possession of the Corporation of the City of Victoria.

The City acquired ownership of many of these properties for the purpose of rights of way for sewer, paths etc., the creation or extension of roads, or for public schools. City properties acquired for other purposes include the BC Agricultural Association lands at Willows in Oak Bay, the proposed cemetery at Ogden Point and Ross Bay Cemetery. Copies of various Crown grants such as the James Bay mud flats, Mt. Douglas and Beacon Hill Park are also included.

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office