Golden Ears Park / Mount Blanshard
Provincial Park

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Maple Ridge, BC (Nearby: Haney, Yennadon, Port Hammond, Fort Langley, Silver Valley)

11939 240TH ST
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
V4R 1M0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • In 1859 the admiralty surveyor Captain Richards named this mountain behind Haney after Richard Blanshard, first Governor of Vancouver Island (1850-1).
  • Blanshard's tenure was brief and unhappy. He found Victoria entirely ruled by the HBC, which had provided no proper quarters for him.
  • He had no staff to enable him to set up his own government, and after a few months he returned to England in disgust.
  • A visitor to Fort Victoria in 1850 records: 'We found Governor Blanshard smoking a very thick pipe with a very long stem. He was a comparatively young man, of medium height, with aquiline, aristocratic features, set off by a large military moustache.'
  • Golden Ears - This name for the peaks on Mount Blanshard is found as early as 1862, when Commander Mayne makes mention of 'the beautiful peaks known as the Golden Ears.'
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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