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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

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

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

What’s Happening on Salt Spring Island?

By |2022-03-03T16:32:24+00:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Cultural Events, Lifestyle, Things To Do, Tourism BC, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know Salt Spring Island has been a hot vacation spot for years? If you didn’t, it might be time to plan a trip to the gorgeous island. Located in the Salish Sea between Vancouver

Hello Ladysmith!

By |2018-06-05T21:48:57+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Tourism BC, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s start this off with a quick quiz. If you had to guess, where would you say Canada’s best street is? Alright, that’s kind of a trick question because this blog post is all about

Thoughts During the Week of Commemoration of Vimy – April 2017

By |2018-06-01T18:29:33+00:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: Cultural Events, Historical Vancouver Island, Pemberton Holmes in the News, Vancouver Island Neighbourhoods, Victoria|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As we commemorate a centenary of Canada’s coming of age at Vimy, in the midst of WW1, one of the more poignant thoughts that dominates the mind, sometimes missed, is the effect on those left

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