Cordova’s Wooded Cliffs

Originally called “Tseleethch” by the Indigenous inhabitants, in this article Connell visits Cordova Bay’s stunning coastline and muses upon some of its geographic, as well as more recent, histories. From the Victoria Times Colonist, April 2, 1932- Cordova Bay is one of the few places in the vicinity of Victoria with a Spanish name. Yet,Continue reading “Cordova’s Wooded Cliffs”


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As a fifth generation Victorian (born in New Zealand) I feel that an important part of learning my own history is learning the history of this place. That includes the ancient and modern histories of the First Nations- the Songhees, Esquimalt, and Wsanec peoples- who have lived here for so long. This blog is an offering in appreciation of those, like Rev. Robert Connell, who have sought to encourage and keep these histories alive.

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