About Victoria City
Victoria is located on the South Eastern tip of Vancouver Island which
is in the western side of Canada, facing the Pacific Ocean. Victoria is
the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia with mild
climate and traces of British cultural town scape.
History of Victoria
In 1843 the Hudson Bay Company established a fortress for fur trading in
this area which was a British colony of Vancouver Island, and named it
Victoria after Queen of England (in 1850 Vancouver Island was officially
declared as British colony). After that it developed as a commercial area,
and as British Columbia joined the Canadian Commonwealth in 1871, Victoria
became its capital city.
盛岡市で生まれ育ち国際連盟事務次長を務めた新渡戸稲造博士が、カナダのバンフで行われた太平洋問題調査会議に出席後ビクトリア市にある「ロイヤル・ジュビリー病院」で亡くなりました。新渡戸博士の生誕の地と終焉の地という縁がきっかけで、１９８５年５月２３日（カナダ時間）に太田大三盛岡市長（当時）とピーター・ポーレンビクトリア市長（当時）との間で正式に姉妹都市提携の調印が行われました。 Becoming Sister Cities
Dr. Inazo Nitobe who was born in Morioka and became the Secretary General
of the League of Nations past away at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria
after attending the Institute of Pacific Relations held in Banff, Canada.
With connection to Morioka being the place of birth and Victoria being
the place of demise, sister city affiliation has been established on 23rd
May, 1985(Canadian time) sister city affiliation was signed between then
Mayor of Morioka, Daizo Ota and then Mayor of Victoria, Peter Pollen.
The Stone Monument located in Dr. Inazo Nitobe Memorial Japanese Garden
at Royal Jubilee Hospital
(Donated in 1986)