The Butchart Gardens is located at Tod Inlet. That stems directly from the Vancouver Portland Cement Company, which set up a limestone quarrying and cement factory operation at Tod Inlet in 1904.
Robert Butchart was the Managing Director, and shareholder, in the Vancouver Portland Cement Company.
Here is a map showing the location of Tod Inlet:
Here are some site with more information about Tod Inlet:
- Times Colonist – September 2015
The earliest map of Tod Inlet is an 1859 cadastral map now part of the B.C. Public Archives collection:
Here are some photographs of the Vancouver Portland Cement Company plant as seen from Tod Inlet:
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