Credit: Frederick Dally, Library and Archives Canada, C-033452

The Hudson’s Bay Company builds the first sawmill in BC in Victoria called Millstream Mill. It was built in Esquimalt harbour, on a creek that was named Millstream creek in honour of the mill. Ironically, the creek was not powerful enough to power the mill all year round so it became a flour and sawmill at HBC’s Craigflower farm 6 years later.