1-79 : Burnside South

Mark

 

This is the Burnside area of Victoria, looking north-west, from 1951. You get a great view of the sawmills and housing in Burnside and you can practically see all the way up to the west side of Saanich.

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9 Comments

  1. Barrie GoodwinReply
    February 11, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I am old enough to remember the area and it is on Gorge Rd where Selkirk now is.
    The bridge is not the Galloping Goose bridge and the road on the right is rock bay

  2. rhondaReply
    January 31, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    just found the family home on Albion street, great info

  3. Scott KarpesReply
    January 29, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Most fascinating to me is all the trees that are still in Gorge Park!

  4. bodysuitmanReply
    April 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    If you scroll to the very top right, you can see interurban road and CN’s Colquitz bridge and where the highway will eventually go. Also, where Tillicum rd is now, the steep road grade doesnt exist back then, all level with no hill. Deadman’s island is still covered in all trees. ( Christie Point Appts now)

  5. RobertReply
    January 18, 2013 at 10:37 am

    This is not Burnside area but the mill that was off Gorge Road west. Burnside was never near the water

    • MarkReply
      January 18, 2013 at 10:46 am
      I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, but if you look at the Google Earth view, you'll see that Bay Street is at the bottom of the image. So we're definitely looking at Gorge Road East, not West.
      • JudyReply
        January 29, 2014 at 10:17 pm
        The mill was at the end of Jutland Rd, now Selkirk
  6. November 28, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Does anyone know what that ” Maze ” affair between David and John ST. is on the lower right of the picture . I’m thinking it may be some sort of a storage yard for the Dalziel Box Factory. All my Relations are gone now so I cant get an answer there.

  7. JohnReply
    November 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    It appears the Tillicum Drive-in is just being built on Admirals. Thanks for posting!

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