VIEW OF VICTORIA
The government offices, Supreme Court, and the hall occupied
by the Parliament, form one pile of buildings, and are situated
some distance from the chief thoroughfare of the town, on
James's Bay. A magnificent natural park, called Beaconhill,
of large extent, with a high knoll in the centre, and fringed
with pines and oaks, has been reserved for public use.
Matthew Macfic, Vancouver Island and British