Bill Ried

“I hope that somewhere some young people are actually growing up with enough authentic knowledge of their ancestry to have pride in the true accomplishments of their forebears: their industry, their marvellous ingenuity and skill…”
– Victoria born artist Bill Reid 1979

The compelling marketing sentimentForget about the past. It’s time to try something new.” can be found across the world wide web.

The Victoria Harbour History Project believes there is great danger in that sentiment. If you misplace your past—your story—you risk just wandering lost into your future; so, it has undertaken the delightful and exciting task of collecting and sharing harbour stories of the people, places, and events from the heart of our coastal city.

The Project hopes these stories might provide perspective and inspiration as each of us navigates toward our future’s horizon.