Vancouver Island in History

British Columbia: Abbotsford - Vancouver - Victoria, BC

Historical Events

Historic Event

1778-03-15 Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain James Cook

  • 1789-06-09 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island
  • 1792-11-14 Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
  • 1849-01-13 Vancouver Island granted to Hudson's Bay Company
  • 1858-05-30 Hudson's Bay Company's rights to Vancouver Island revoked
  • 1867-05-03 The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
  • 1906-01-22 SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130

Famous Birthdays

  • 1757-06-22 George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island