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post by Shazam   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 80 on 2/8/2017 3:13 AM >

Posted by Luigi
http://www.pwtrenc...ictoria-sewer.html


Cool, thanks for posting. I'd been keeping a keen eye on their progress. What a job. In retrospect, all the talk on the utcg thread about claims from a certain local book on satanic activities underground seem less likely than ever. Those spaces are quite small. Certainly not even enough to stand in. Had a peek down once myself but security was pretty quick. Fantastic drain work from a bygone era.


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post by Luigi   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 81 on 2/8/2017 7:31 AM >

Posted by Shazam


Cool, thanks for posting. I'd been keeping a keen eye on their progress. What a job. In retrospect, all the talk on the utcg thread about claims from a certain local book on satanic activities underground seem less likely than ever. Those spaces are quite small. Certainly not even enough to stand in. Had a peek down once myself but security was pretty quick. Fantastic drain work from a bygone era.


Probably never know for sure. Freaky things like that do happen to people, things can be interpreted differently as a child, may not have been placed in a actual underground crypt but a storm drain, there is a smaller system with crypt like chambers.




..Also:

The cemetery was also the frequent stomping ground of the legendary Ross Bay Cult bestial black metal scene, of which Blasphemy are a part.

https://en.wikiped.../Ross_Bay_Cemetery



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post by Artemis   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 82 on 2/9/2017 12:26 AM >

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Posted by TunnelSnakesRULE
Hi UER! I discovered this site awhile back while trying to track down Victoria's elusive tunnels. My friend and I were able to find the "Hall of Wonders" thanks to the garden city thread and since then have tracked down several exciting storm drains around town. Can't wait to find more!
Without further ado, here's a couple of shots from our recent expedition to the Douglas Darkie:

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Ooooo, I know this place very well ;D, I've never came across the park Security Guard which patrols early morning weekends before. Heads up, we had him standing across the bridge from the tunnel. He luckily was looking at something right below his feet. We then hid there for about 15 minutes. This was in November 2016.

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post by reduxzero   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 83 on 2/28/2017 6:59 AM >


That used to be a rat- I think?


Arr, drain scum!


Cool drains --> go this way!

Props to HTP123 for the mad drainz.

(oops, duplicate post)

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post by reduxzero   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 84 on 2/28/2017 6:59 AM >


That used to be a rat- I think?


Arr, drain scum!


Cool drains --> go this way!

Props to HTP123 for the mad drainz.


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post by htp123   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 85 on 3/4/2017 8:04 AM >

Thanks for coming out!




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post by htp123   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 86 on 11/1/2019 5:41 AM >

Good a time as any to try resurrecting this thread.

theradioguy and I checked in on an oldie a few days ago, thankfully still around.

A walkable wooden drain.








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post by theradioguy   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 87 on 11/2/2019 6:05 PM >

Was an awesome trip! Your pictures turned out great, much better then my potato-quality phone camera.

Found it interesting that most of the original graffiti has been covered over with fresh stuff, nature of the beast I suppose.

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post by TacDical   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 88 on 11/17/2019 6:44 AM >

Love the pictures dont think I've ever seen the arrow


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post by DongDemolisher69   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 89 on 11/17/2019 10:39 PM >

Whereabouts is that rock tunnel? I haven’t found anything like that despite looking for quite some time now


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post by theradioguy   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 90 on 3/5/2020 4:10 AM >

Recently dragged a buddy of mine down to the HoW in the hopes of getting him hooked on draining. There was a bunch of condensation droplets on the roof which looked pretty cool when the light caught it:
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Also, someone seems to have started collecting shoes down there

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We followed the circular conduit which feeds into the main tunnel right up until it drops to around 900mm. My buddy crab-walked about 5 min down but with no sign of it opening up we turned back.
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Good times though.


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post by theradioguy   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 91 on 4/18/2020 8:43 PM >

Hit up a new (to me anyway) drain last week (what better way to social-distance then by hiding underground where you're not going to find anyone!).

I'm calling this one the "Sandy Freeway" on account of it's location and the significant amount of sediment and gravel throughout the entire system. Like the Douglas Darkie, the metal sections of this drain were coated in a tar or asphalt-like substance which had a very distinctive smell.

The first challenge was getting in since the municipality helpfully stuck this grate in front. Fortunately it was pretty easy to squeeze around it.
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In stark contract to the HoW and DD there was almost no graffiti in this drain; Just a couple of shitty tags near the outflow. About 100m in we encountered the first manhole, there was a chain across the width of the pipe which immediately made me nervous about a potential sudden dropoff. Took about 5 min of gingerly stepping around in a circle to feel satisfied that it was safe to continue.

Further on it became quite obvious that the weight of the buildings above us was slowly crushing the metal pipe (kinda hard to see it in the photo but it's very squished here).
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5 min on we encountered the second manhole, and a fork in the road which lead to a 1300mm pipe. It was again marked off by a chain.

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We decided to explore the smaller pipe later and continued forward. After about another 5 min we found the 3rd manhole and the metal pipe opened up into a chamber which quickly split in 2:

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Each room in the chamber led to a section of smaller metal pipe we decided not to follow. Looking back at the pictures, It seems like the sand and sediment has filled about a quarter of this pipe.

We turned back and explored the smaller junction, after about 5 minutes the pipe opened up into a chamber where we found our 4th manhole and another split. To the left was pipe of roughly the same size, to the right a bit smaller. We decided to take the left fork since we could see some hints of light at the end.

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Just 2-3 min later we were dumped into a small creek, and had to scramble through a bunch of blackberry bushes to make it back to civilization. Would not recommend doing so in summer when the bushes are at their best.


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Overall a good explore! I was quite surprised at the sheer amount of sediment in this drain (in some places it was probably about 1.5' high). I'm curious if all the drains in the municipality have the tar substance coating them. Clearly more exploring is needed!



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post by htp123   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 92 on 4/19/2020 5:49 AM >

Gratz, that's a cool one to find! Definitely one of the bigger ones here, and that crushed section is nice and creepy.

They do coat all the metal ones I'm aware of.

The sediment is somewhat seasonal, and so is the sewage overflow/business runoff.


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post by CanadianMetalFan   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 93 on 5/2/2020 5:59 PM >

Amazing find there Radioguy and thanks for sharing! Nice to see another unexplored section of the Island. I need to get back out there soon!

CMF


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post by theradioguy   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 94 on 5/4/2020 8:41 PM >

Posted by CanadianMetalFan
Amazing find there Radioguy and thanks for sharing! Nice to see another unexplored section of the Island. I need to get back out there soon!

CMF


Cheers! I actually stumbled upon this one totally by accident while trying to follow the path of a 4ft outflow I ran across one day. Was definitely excited by the find!


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post by theradioguy   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 95 on 5/30/2020 8:04 PM >

Last weekend htp and I did a really cool explore of a rather large tunnel (maybe about 10ft high/7ft wide).

Not going to say too much more about this location, other then it's a damn long tunnel (in pic 3 you can see the pinprick of light that is the far end). Awesome stalactites and a lot of debris towards the end.


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post by theradioguy   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 96 on 10/20/2020 8:22 PM >

Finally got around to exploring the last section of Bowker creek, right where it winds it's way up towards University Heights. Was an interesting explore:

Right at the outflow, levels were pretty high. In this picture, you can see the water-level is just under halfway up the 6' pipe. It was almost waist deep at the highest point


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The water level quickly dropped off though and soon I was in a generic concrete pipe


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With some cool additions:

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Then, all of a sudden... wooden pipe!!

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The wooden section lasted for a while, not as long as I would have liked though, and I found myself in a rectangular tube which seemed to stretch forever


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Not much in the way of tags/graffiti, but I did spot a couple


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I continued down the tunnel for about 20 min, but it seemed like a long back-breaker (I was crouched by this time) so I aborted. Overall a fun explore!


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post by theradioguy   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 97 on 1/10/2021 11:40 PM >

Another explore I did with a buddy recently, this time from back in the summer (finally got around to going through the pictures!)


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This one was cool, partly because it was an accidental discovery (was actually looking for a supposed brick drain which outflows in the same area) and partly because it was so long and changed so many times.

Started out as a standard 1800mm concrete pipe, then opened up into a chamber, including a waterfall!

After that we twisted and turned in a 1500mm pipe for a bit, sometimes concrete, sometimes metal before eventually finding ourselves in a 4ish foot square tunnel. It was pretty cool to see some roots snaking in through the cracks trying to find water.

Eventually, we found ourselves in another chamber, with a 900mm pipe and a 1300mm structure. By this point my back was killing me (we'd been underground for about 90 minutes) so we popped out of a grate in an empty parking lot.


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post by htp123   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 98 on 2/3/2021 2:49 AM >

Nice find man! Glad someone's keeping this corner alive. That last one doesn't really look familiar even.

Can't wait for the weather to clear up...


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post by theradioguy   |  | 
Re: Vancouver Island Draining
<Reply # 99 on 5/2/2021 1:53 AM >

The summer draining season has arrived! Finally polished off the last couple of underground sections of Bowker (between the HoW and Fireman's slide). Some really awesome artwork down there!

Once I get some time to go through the pics I'll post a few of the highlights.


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