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UER Forum > Canada: Alberta / BC > Under the Garden City: Victoria B.C. secret tunnels. (Viewed 1360718 times)
KublaKhan 


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< Reply # 3860 on 8/15/2017 6:33 AM >
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That Rexall is directly over where the 2nd home of the Union Club was-which lends a lot of credence to the story that there was a tunnel that ran from Union Club to Strathcona members would use to visit their "girlfriends" while dining at the club. The reference seemed far fetched from the current Union Club home but that Rexall is smack dab over it-also probably connected to the church and the old whorehouses on broad street-currently Pags and other business. They edited the story that quickly eh? So obviously the tunnels are a total myth;). Drains are cool but tunnels are what this thread is really about-and they don't exist-never even seen a picture, well maybe a few of one particular location that's been on this thread 3 times. If they weren't still actively being used or protected you'd figure someone would've stumbled across them and posted a bunch of pics-are the satanists still in control of the underground in this city? Satanist Freemason government workers? 10 feet doesn't sound low enough though. Probably just the original basement. None of this matters-people who watch this site have infiltrated the community-no one is safe;)


You're being facetious, right?




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Shazam 


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< Reply # 3861 on 8/17/2017 5:42 PM >
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Yes, entirely.




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< Reply # 3862 on 8/17/2017 6:19 PM >
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however, drains are easy to find but gettin in them tunnels is tight kept secret like that which is under a nun's skirt. maybe someone will take a man down one day.




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< Reply # 3863 on 8/25/2017 4:03 PM >
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Thoughts?
Found a very interesting city resource lately and started learning some definitions. Very interesting stuff. ALOT of brick walking size drains around that corroborate with stories ive heard in the past. Just wished i could find a similar resource for oak bay 😣😣😣




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< Reply # 3864 on 8/25/2017 6:54 PM >
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ALOT of brick walking size drains around


There really aren't actually, so my thoughts would be to try to be discreet when posting in public threads.

Also, welcome!



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< Reply # 3865 on 8/25/2017 11:41 PM >
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Discretion was used in my post no? I see no details to give anyone who didnt know an edge on finding any locations.




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< Reply # 3866 on 8/26/2017 3:46 AM >
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Discretion was used in my post no? I see no details to give anyone who didnt know an edge on finding any locations.


I'm not jumping on you, just giving my thoughts and the context for having them. There are not a lot of walking height drains around here, and even fewer of them are brick.




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< Reply # 3867 on 8/26/2017 8:18 PM >
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Oh my bad, used to receiving hostility on this subject and assumed. Would love to do some drains with someone a bit more experienced. One near mayfair i want to scope




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< Reply # 3868 on 9/7/2017 11:46 PM >
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Didn't have time to take a pic but they were doing some "construction" under Yates today near the Scotiabank-had a nice long look into a large conduit space under the sidewalk. Had to crouch to get a long view but didn't see any end in sight in either direction. Bit of a public spot to open up but maybe late at night/early in the morning-might be worth a trip. Anyone know how to hide a 12 ft. extension ladder under your coat;)?




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< Reply # 3869 on 10/1/2017 7:16 PM >
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saw some interesting things lastnight on a solo trip
explored a buncha potential entrances around town, especially near the infamous blanshard courts

also.

anyone spend any time learning about our manholes? i noticed some of the majour drains share a manhole style? anyone have info on this?



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< Reply # 3870 on 10/2/2017 5:43 PM >
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http://www.islandn...manhole_covers.htm

Most of them were made locally, check around Victoria and Esquimalt for Victoria Foundry and Victoria Machine Depot stamped ones. Downtown also has several remaining BC Electric Railway covers. Oak Bay has some fancy imported ones.

The new ones don't have any identifying markings, and you can often find them with cracks.

There isn't much of a pattern as it relates to drains. Older ones tend to have more of the waffle pattern ones, but they also often have new ones. Likewise, newer drains often have older manhole covers, either because they joined to an older manhole shaft, or just because that's what they had available.

If it's marked sewer/sanitary, it is in all likelihood an actual sewer. There are some mix-ups, but I would guess the vast majority are correct.

There's a local draining thread buried around here by the way: http://www.uer.ca/...=1&threadid=115249




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< Reply # 3871 on 10/3/2017 2:58 AM >
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Too funny i was just about to post this same link answering my own question 😂😂😂




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< Reply # 3872 on 10/4/2017 8:05 PM >
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Oh geeze.

I just read this entire thread from start to finish, and woah what a journey. Only took me like 5 days, because man am I an avid reader.

Such history here, such vivid imagery. It was like I was reading "It" all over again!

Good work everyone from the start of this thread until now on the research and time you put in. Such an incredible city with a fascinating history. I had no idea draining was a thing until I stumbled upon this forum, nor did I know such beautiful architecture was right below my feet.

I have only lived here, in downtown Victoria for 2 years, but I have been so fascinated by all the old, derelict buildings strewn about. I actually work in a building built in 1931, so not as old as some, and it's quite a boring structure... but alas.

I noticed the bricked over doorway/windows along the rock walls of the parking lots when I first explored my new home, I always thought in my head "I wonder if tunnels exist here?"... I have done the Seattle Underground Tour, and just hoped that something like that actually existed beneath these city streets. It's amazing to know that likely, something did, but I am saddened to see the city had such a careless attitude about such history. I love that Seattle (after much red tape) actually opened such history to the public.

Anyway, I am just rambling. Super excited that I found this, and thank you all for teaching me something new and allowing me to partake in the journey with you through your words. It's been a ride, and I'm sad that I came to the end so quickly.




KublaKhan 


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< Reply # 3873 on 10/10/2017 2:23 AM >
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Oh geeze.



Welcome. Always explore with a partner. Be safe.




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< Reply # 3874 on 10/11/2017 9:32 PM >
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Welcome. Always explore with a partner. Be safe.


Well thank you for the welcome, I'm just excited that the persons thread I poured over for 5 days just replied to me! Hah.

Such interesting material in here. Should print this and sell it all!

I doubt I'll do much (if any) underground exploring, I'm more an above ground guy, but I love reading about it and seeing the photos. I would be interested maybe one day in exploring abandoned buildings and such, but for now I'm content being a reader of others adventures. Although I am pretty choked I missed out on the abandoned Janion days, I moved here while all the condos we're starting to go on up.




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I haven't posted in a while! and I've also bought a new Camera! so lets put it to work. The below post are nothing crazy, we've all seen similar shots a million times! PS! I left my Candles behind, so have fun with them kids!












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I left my Candles behind, so have fun with them kids!


That's a unique spin on not cleaning up your garbage...




I'm a "Leave only footprints, take only pornography" kind of guy, myself.
Artemis 


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That's a unique spin on not cleaning up your garbage...


Good day!

Your comment is rather confusing considering wax is a natural substance made from the following:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candle

Garbage:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage

I hope that clears things up! Have a nice day!




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< Reply # 3878 on 10/26/2017 12:35 AM >
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A look under Broad street
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A look under Broad street
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Nice! I haven't seen many shots of those, and never been in one myself.

I do wonder how extensive they are. There's a manhole with light shining through it from below sometimes just a bit further north on Broad, and this is what used to be in between: http://3.bp.blogsp...+Fort+and+View.jpg

You can't really make out Broad in that, but those other doorways do look like they passed under the road at one point, they look consistent with the buildings above.

There are other manholes-with-light-shining-through-them downtown as well.

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Unrelated, there's a construction hole on Wharf St near the old custom's house right now. The hole itself isn't interesting, but there is a layer of brick on one side and what looks like a partial break-through to another cavity.

I really don't know why there would be brick there other than to support something below. Wharf St hasn't really ever changed, beyond getting re-surfaced, and I don't think they used bricks for that.




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