Main Library’s renovation CLOSURE has been EXTENDED to end of day Monday, April 23. We apologize for any inconvenience this unexpected extension may cause. We look forward to seeing you back at the library Tuesday, April 24. For renovation updates see nwpl.ca/renovation or follow #NWPLreno
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is home to some of the finest turn-of-the-century architecture in Canada.Through Ward's wry, piercing and knowledgeable eye, we meet Francis Rattenbury, the flamboyant twenty-five-yearold designer of the opulent Parliament Buildings and Empress Hotel, whose career dissolved in scandal; Robert Dunsmuir, the tycoon who built an extravagant Scottish baronial castle; artist Emily Carr, premier Amor De Cosmos, and the Natives, missionaries and military men who made Victoria a city where cedar shakes, classical columns, pagoda roofs and heavenly spires jostle in a beautiful and contented ensemble.