Sir James Douglas

Sir James Douglas, K.C.B, (August 15, 1803 – August 2, 1877), was a British colonial administrator and executive of the Hudson’s Bay Company. From 1851 to 1864, he was governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island. He then became first governor of the mainland Colony of British Columbia in 1858 in order to assert British authority during the Fraser River gold rush, which had the potential to turn the mainland into an American state. He remained governor of both Vancouver Island and British Columbia until his retirement in 1864. He is often credited as “The Father of British Columbia”.


Sir James Douglas

Sir James Douglas

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    By Jane on April 13th, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Your pictures are gorgeous! I am drawn to all of them!

    By Digital Adventure on April 14th, 2007 at 12:22 am

    Thanks Jane. Hope to see you more often 🙂

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