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#41 Scaper

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:19 PM

^ that's a nasty game!!!

#42 Holden West

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:47 PM

Zoomer or Jada, can you retitle this thread "Long Gone Attractions", or "Forgotten Tourist Attractions" or something similar? We should start one for old fondly remembered restaurants as well.

I don't remember much about Fable Cottage. It was out in Cadboro Bay and closed over 20 years ago. I believe it was moved elsewhere by barge. Ah, according to Google, it's now a B&B on Denman Island (but the website is dead). Here's what I guess is a recent pic:



Apparently there's some sort of multi-family housing development on the former site in Cordova Bay now.

[url=http://www.playle.com/pictures/BOOTS29275.jpg:d5737]Here[/url:d5737] [url=http://p.vtourist.com/2071726-Inside_the_garden-Victoria.jpg:d5737]are[/url:d5737] [url=http://i22.ebayimg.com/05/i/06/43/cb/79_1.JPG:d5737]some[/url:d5737] pictures of the old Fable Cottage grounds I found.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#43 Scaper

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:52 PM

That's right it was moved to that island.

I, as a kid, really was upset when they moved that attraction. It was Saanich's only tourist attraction.

#44 Jada

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:53 PM

Zoomer or Jada, can you retitle this thread "Long Gone Attractions", or "Forgotten Tourist Attractions" or something similar? We should start one for old fondly remembered restaurants as well.

Moderators cannot change the name of threads. You would think they can, but with this forum software it is not an option, apparently.

#45 Scaper

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:54 PM

Wow, that was like so fast!!!

#46 Jada

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 01:55 PM

Actually, it wasnt after all. :(

#47 Scaper

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 02:04 PM

I will edit my first post, I think I can do it that way...

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 02:05 PM

AHAHAHHAA......I did it!!!! 8)

#49 Holden West

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 12:19 PM

Hey, nobody's mentioned Cobra--the Soviet submarine formerly in the Upper Harbour! Wonder where it is now.

It was an example of an attraction that really had nothing to do with Victoria per se--except perhaps the fact that until the mid 50s or so the military was on the lookout for enemy naval activity along the Victoria coastline (Russian, Japanese or Soviet, depending on the era).
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:03 PM

Well, atleast you guys had tourist attractions when you were a kid. Mine was Mount Layton Hot Springs (heated by real hot springs because of volcanos in the area) which were like 2hr drive on a terrible highway next to the Skeena...
http://www.mountlayton.com/index.htm

Wooohooo! You go Prince Rupert!! Nothing to offer anybody except the stench of fish reduction plants, and a closed down pulp mill and bad weather!!!



#51 Jada

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:11 PM

Hey, nobody's mentioned Cobra--the Soviet submarine formerly in the Upper Harbour! Wonder where it is now.

It was an example of an attraction that really had nothing to do with Victoria per se--except perhaps the fact that until the mid 50s or so the military was on the lookout for enemy naval activity along the Victoria coastline (Russian, Japanese or Soviet, depending on the era).

Oh right, the Cobra, which was found set adrift in the middle of the harbour one night.

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:15 PM

Hey, nobody's mentioned Cobra--the Soviet submarine formerly in the Upper Harbour! Wonder where it is now.

It was an example of an attraction that really had nothing to do with Victoria per se--except perhaps the fact that until the mid 50s or so the military was on the lookout for enemy naval activity along the Victoria coastline (Russian, Japanese or Soviet, depending on the era).

Oh right, the Cobra, which was found set adrift in the middle of the harbour one night.





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#53 Holden West

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 09:30 AM

That's it I guess. It was pretty cool to go inside. Very cramped, as you can imagine and not as slick as the US Navy subs you see on TV.

I guess it's in downtown Seattle now:

http://www.russiancobra.com/

Although I see the San Diego maritime museum has a Soviet sub, too.

http://www.sdmaritim...p?ContentID=177

Too bad British Columbia's [url=http://www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org/resource_pages/coastal_defence/subs.html:1da88]original two 100 year old subs[/url:1da88] are long gone. That would be one hell of an attraction.
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-City of Victoria website, 2009

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 02:26 PM

Not long gone yet, but in bankruptcy a full 1.5 years earlier than I had predicted.

http://www.bcexperience.info/bcex/
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Posted 19 September 2006 - 03:11 PM

I have heard nothing about their bancruptcy?

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#56 Holden West

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 03:37 PM

Are you sure you're not confusing it with the Storeum in Gastown, which is going through financial difficulty?
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-City of Victoria website, 2009

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 03:38 PM

I heard about their bankruptcy the moment their business plan was announced...
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#58 Holden West

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 04:05 PM

Holy crap, you're right. Not bankruptcy but creditor protection, which is the first step.

Coming up On The Island--CBC Radio 1

Wednesday, September 20, On The Island, we'll talk to the B.C. Experience's executive director about why the tourist attraction is seeking protection from it's creditors. And, a business plan for solving homelessness, we talk to one of the finalists for a University of Victoria entrepreneurial prize. All this and more coming up after the news at 6:00 AM.


This is a shocker. Maybe the backers are getting cold feet. Hell, they only opened a couple of months ago--late in the tourist season (which is having an off year).
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:04 PM

I thought it was going to last about 6 months after I saw the place. I guess I overestimated its appeal.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:15 PM

Storeum in Vancouver has also applied for bankruptcy protection.

Maybe these big muti-million dollar tourist attractions aren't what people want to see when they come to BC?

Maybe when they come to BC, they just want to see......BC?

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