Laurel Point
Today, Laurel Point is on the south side of the entrance to Victoria Harbour. However, an 1846 map shows it on the north side, with the current location of Laurel Point marked as “Crown Point”.
Apparently, the “laurels” on this Songhees Nation burial ground were arbutus trees.1 It was known also as Sehl's Point for a time in late 1800s, after a furniture maker who constructed a factory in the area.2
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 330.
  • 2. Ibid.
Mentions of this place in the documents
Places in this document

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The Colonial Despatches Team. Laurel Point. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/laurel_point.html.

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