Knockan Hill
Knockan Hill is located on the southern end of Vancouver Island, northwest of Victoria, in the suburb of Saanich. It appears on an 1855 HBC map; the name was adopted officially in 1934.1 “Knockan” appears to be an anglicization of the Songhees “Nga 'k 'un”, or “rock(s) on top”; this hill is home to a rich and compelling story which the Geographical Names Information System entitles as The Wives of the Stars.2
  • 1. Knockan Hill, BC Geographical Names Information System.
  • 2. Ibid.
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Saanich Peninsula

Vancouver Island


The Colonial Despatches Team. Knockan Hill. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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