Old mill site posts

In 1886 Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, traveled to Shawnigan to personally hammer in the last spike of the new coast to coast railroad. Soon after a mill opened on the lake, making use of the rail line to transport logs to market. Shaw. The name Shawnigan is an adaptation of the Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓ (Coast Salish) name Shaanii’us.

artist: Nik West
region: South Island
closest community: Shawnigan Lake
original medium: Photo



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Nik’s rich, sensitive and distinctly modern photojournalistic style has been capturing landscapes around the world for almost two decades. When he’s not shooting, he loves to surf and hang out with his family.

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