Douglas Street is a road in Victoria, British Columbia. It is part of the Trans-Canada Highway and is named after Sir James Douglas, the second Governor of Vancouver Island.
The intersection of Douglas Street and Dallas Road is the western end of the Trans Canada Highway, known as Mile 0. There is a small monument at the corner to recognize this fact along with a statue of Terry Fox. North from the water Douglas forms the western border of Beacon Hill Park before passing behind the Empress Hotel and the Royal British Columbia Museum. Together with Blanshard, Douglas forms the main north-south route through downtown Victoria. Many bus routes stop on Douglas. It can be considered the "main street" of Greater Victoria as it is the street that connects or crosses almost every other major street. The annual Victoria Day Parade also marches down this street, starting at Mayfair Centre, and ending at the British Columbia Legislature.
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Famous quotes containing the words douglas and/or street:
“If you want to know about a man you can find out an awful lot by looking at who he married.”
—Kirk Douglas (b. 1916)
“The street is full of humiliations to the proud.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)