Uniquely Vancouver

The Victorian History

Our Past

The Victorian Hotel is a uniquely Vancouver property that highlights the best of its locale. Within the brick facade of both historic buildings, there graces an era of open spaces inspired by high-ceilings and solidity of past century construction.

The first and central building, Victoria, was built in 1898 at the time of the great Gold Rush. Built to house prospectors, explorers, and new comers searching for gold in our wild and rugged British Columbia. The second building, Victoria Block, was built in 1908 in only five months to house the numerous real estate offices for the turn of the century real estate boom. The two buildings comprise the Victorian Hotel, and it stands proudly at the corner of Homer and Pender Streets. One of the more colourful guests to stay at the hotel was Klondike-Kate Rockwell, the queen of the Klondike gold rush in Dawson City.

Images courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives

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