Gordon Head
    
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Victoria, BC (Nearby: Gordon Head, Cadboro Bay, Lake Hill, Oak Bay, Cordova Bay)

  • Gordon Head

314-3980 SHELBOURNE ST.
Victoria, British Columbia
V8N 3E0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • After Captain the Hon. John Gordon, commanding HMS America when she was in the North Pacific in 1845.
  • Disappointed in his hunting and fishing here, Gordon gave a very poor account of the country to his brother, the fourth Earl ofAberdeen, the British Foreign Secretary.
  • There is no evidence to support the theory that Gordon's unfavourable report contributed to the British decision to let the Americans have Washington and Oregon rather than risk a war.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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Attractions:
Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mount Tolmie, 3km
  • Mount Douglas, 2km
  • Blenkinsop Lake, 3km
  • Swan Lake, 5km
  • Goodacre Lake, 8km
  • Beaver Lake, 7km
  • Elk Lake, 8km
  • Prospect Lake, 10km
  • Maltby Lake, 10km
  • Killarney Lake, 11km
  • Eagles Lake, 11km
  • Prior Lake, 11km
  • Pike Lake, 11km
  • Thetis Lake, 11km
  • Quarry Lake, 13km
  • McKenzie Lake, 12km
  • Mount Work, 13km
  • Fork Lake, 13km
  • Fizzle Lake, 13km
  • Durrance Lake, 14km
  • Colwood Lake, 13km
  • Mount Newton, 17km
  • Second Lake, 14km
  • Third Lake, 14km
  • Mitchell Lake, 14km
  • Pease Lake, 15km
  • Teanook Lake, 14km
  • Matson Lake, 15km
  • Florence Lake, 15km
  • Miniskirt, 15km
  • Glen Lake, 16km
  • Holmes Peak, 16km
  • Langford Lake, 16km
  • Skirt Mountain, 16km
  • Mount Finlayson, 16km
  • Metchosin Mountain, 18km
  • Centre Mountain, 19km
  • Mount Wells, 18km
  • Mount McDonald, 19km
  • Wrigglesworth Lake, 19km
  • Mount Jeffrey, 21km
  • Mount Blinkhorn, 22km
  • Mount Helmcken, 21km
  • Spectacle Lake, 22km
  • Blinkhorn Lake, 22km
  • Pender Lake, 31km
  • Greenburn Lake, 30km
  • Mount Braden, 21km
  • Curtis Peak, 30km
  • Oliphant Lake, 23km