Who Was Captain Vancouver?

Who was Captain George Vancouver? He was an English Office of the British Royal Navy. Between 1791-95 he chartered the Pacific North West Coastal Regions and the City of Vancouver was named after him, as is Mount Vancouver which is the 8th highest mountain in Canada.

Born in 1757 he died in 1798. Captain George was the first European to enter the Burrard Inlet in June 13, 1792 , naming it after his friend Sir Harry Burrard.

He then surveyed Howe Sound and Jervis Inlet. 

George mapped the area in April 1792 but it wasn't until 1886 that Vancouver was incorporated into a City.

He then sailed south to Spanish Alta California and then to then to the Sandwich Islands, which are Hawaii.

The following year, in 1793, he returned to British Columbia and sailed north

A life size statue covered in gold sits atop the BC Parliament Buildings in Victoria.

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