NEW! The History of Westwood Lake

Following our 2024 Annual General meeting on March 14, Tony Orchard, Nanaimo Historical Society Director and Treasurer, presented his recent video ‘The History of Westwood Lake’, describing the migration of the Westwood family from England, through America to Nanaimo, the draining of the original swamp to create a farm, sale of the property and subsequent construction of dams by the Nanaimo Electric Light and Power Company, and the conversion of the reservoir to a city park.  

We acknowledge that we meet on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw people from whom Nanaimo takes its name.