WATER FRONT, VICTORIA, B. C.
Population has increased steaduly since 1858, business
has expanded and property values have steadily ascended. The
steamer lines of the province all center in Victoria, whence
they reach all the coast ports where sufficient settlments
have been made, and penetrate far into the interior by ascending
the Fraser River. The trade of all this extended region centers
in the metropolis, and increases annually as the tributary
settlements and industry expands.
Illustrated British Columbia, 1889