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Westholme / Mount Sicker

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Chemainus, BC (Nearby: Westholme, North Cowichan, Crofton, Somenos, Duncan)

  • Mount Sicker
  • Westholme

8420 Trans-Canada Hwy
Chemainus, British Columbia
V0R 1K4

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • Mount Sicker - After John J. Sicker, a pioneer homesteader with a reputation for stubborn individualism.
  • Westholme - After the completion of the E & N Railway in 1886, Captain C.E. Barkley, RN (retired), took to walking over to the little station at Hall's Crossing and handing his letters to the mail clerk on the train when it stopped there.
  • Neighbours began asking the captain to take their letters also, and soon the postal authorities took to supplying him with a mailbag. When a post office was opened, Captain Barkley was appointed postmaster,
  • and the post office took the name of his house, Westholme, in which it was located.
  • According to a grandson, Captain Barkley named his house Westholme because it was his 'home in the west,' but it may have been the name of a family property in England. In 1909 Captain Barkley perished
  • when a smaller house to which he had recently moved was consumed by fire. This Captain Barkley was, incidentally, a grandson of Captain C.W. Barkley, who in 1787 discovered and named Barkley Sound.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Sollys Lake, 2km
  • Mount Richards, 2km
  • Crofton Lake, 3km
  • Little Sicker Mountain, 3km
  • Fuller Lake, 5km
  • Big Sicker Mountain, 4km
  • Somenos Lake, 7km
  • Chemainus Lake, 7km
  • Quamichan Lake, 8km
  • Mount Prevost, 6km
  • Maple Mountain, 8km
  • Mount Tzouhalem, 12km
  • Brenton Lakes, 10km
  • Holyoak Lake, 11km
  • Wake Lake, 13km
  • Mount Brenton, 11km
  • Mount Erskine, 11km
  • Keating Lake, 15km
  • Stocking Lake, 14km
  • St. Mary Lake, 12km
  • Stanton Peak, 14km
  • Lake Maxwell, 12km
  • Silver Lake, 13km
  • Heart Lake, 15km
  • Dougan Lake, 18km
  • Holland Lake, 15km
  • Lois Lake, 19km
  • Roberts Lake, 14km
  • Mount Hall, 14km
  • Mount Belcher, 14km
  • Bullocks Lake, 14km
  • Mount Maxwell, 15km
  • Baynes Peak, 15km
  • Mount Sulivan, 16km
  • Priest Lake, 22km
  • Silver Mine Lakes, 23km
  • Michael Lake, 21km
  • Long Lake, 22km
  • Laughlin Lake, 17km
  • Bruce Peak, 18km
  • Blackburn Lake, 17km
  • Wild Deer Lake, 23km
  • Coronation Mountain, 17km
  • Hutchinson Lake, 22km
  • Quennell Lake, 24km
  • Ford Lake, 18km
  • Cusheon Lake, 18km
  • Tadjiss Lake, 23km
  • Shawnigan Lake, 26km
  • Greenway Lake, 26km