The Upper Harbour… Victoria’s engine room
Victoria’s Upper Harbour extends north from the Johnson Street Bridge to the Point Ellice Bridge, known also as the Bay Street Bridge. As Victoria’s industrial capacity grew the shores of the upper harbour became home to some of the city’s most important enterprises, some of which established British Columbia firsts including the province’s first incorporated company.
Rock Bay, to the northeast in the Upper Harbour where Fernwood Creek once debouched into the harbour was a city dump site. Heavy industrial use in the bay left a toxic legacy that has recently undergone a thorough ecological clean up.
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