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The OG Advertising Platform: Historical Newspapers of Victoria

By |2022-02-28T22:08:29+00:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: Historical Vancouver Island|Tags: , , , , , , |

When it comes to advertising a home in Victoria, the mediums on which to do so are nearly endless. Agents today can choose from social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and even TikTok (!),

Time Travel, Timelines, and a Timely Topic: Pemberton Memorial Operating Room

By |2022-01-28T21:45:21+00:00January 26th, 2022|Categories: Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

I think we can all agree that, given the hypothetical choice, we would most definitely prefer to have an operation done in 2022 as opposed to 1822. But is that fear warranted, or are

A Snowy Blast from the Past: Winter in Historical Victoria

By |2022-01-11T19:49:50+00:00December 24th, 2021|Categories: Historical Vancouver Island|Tags: , , , , , , |

Exciting news! The forecast says our winter holidays shall be dusted with a layer of magical snow! And while this means snow angels, snowball fights and hot cocoa, what does it mean for after

Women and War: Women and their Service during the First World War

By |2021-11-22T22:06:01+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island|Tags: , , , , |

As our logo says, Pemberton Holmes was established in 1887. This date has given the family-run company time to not only amass an extensive history, but also to grow an archive of materials that

When our Ho(l)mes are far away: The letters that connect us all

By |2021-11-09T00:21:59+00:00November 9th, 2021|Categories: Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As our logo says, Pemberton Holmes was established in 1887. This date has given the family-run company time to not only amass an extensive history, but also to grow an archive of materials that

The Haunted Ho(l)mes of Vancouver Island

By |2021-10-27T22:31:51+00:00October 27th, 2021|Categories: Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island|Tags: , , |

Looking for real estate, with a spooky season twist? Look no further, as we’ve got the inside scoop! While we’re sure we all can acknowledge Victoria’s spooky potential, it may come as a surprise

Real Estate Agents: An Origin Story

By |2021-10-13T20:55:51+00:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Historical Vancouver Island, REALTOR®|Tags: , , |

With nearly 300 agents in the Pemberton Holmes brokerage alone, and hundreds more on the island, the profession of a real estate agent is well known to us all. But that begs the question…when

What’s in a Name?

By |2021-08-25T22:48:15+00:00August 4th, 2021|Categories: Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Thanks to our logo, it comes as no surprise that Pemberton Holmes has been around for quite some time. 134 years to be exact. But that brings us to the other half of our

Lest We Forget

By |2020-09-25T19:43:24+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island, Tourism BC, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods, Victoria|Tags: , , , , |

On November the 11th, we remember those who died in military service, and honour those who served in wartime with Remembrance Day; a yearly memorial day that is observed in Canada and in many Commonwealth

A Brief History of Victoria

By |2020-09-25T19:42:25+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Buying a Property, Cultural Events, Enjoying Your Home, Historical Vancouver Island, Investing in Real Estate, Lifestyle, Listing Your Home, REALTOR®, Things To Do, Tourism BC, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods, Victoria, Victoria Real Estate Market|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over at Pemberton Holmes, we love Victoria. Known not only for it's beauty, year-round indoor and outdoor activities, and some of the worlds friendliest people - we also have a storied history. Read on to

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