Happy Valley, British Columbia

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Happy Valley
Happy Valley is located in British Columbia
Happy Valley
Happy Valley
Location of Happy Valley in British Columbia
Coordinates: 48°25′00″N 123°32′00″W / 48.41667°N 123.53333°W / 48.41667; -123.53333Coordinates: 48°25′00″N 123°32′00″W / 48.41667°N 123.53333°W / 48.41667; -123.53333
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Area code(s) 250, 778

Happy Valley is an unincorporated settlement in the Western Communities area of Greater Victoria on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Happy Valley, which is located south of Glen Lake and west of Triangular Hill, had its own post office from 1896 to 1922.[1]

History[edit]

The settlement began c.1860 when blacks who came to BC from the United States settled there. One account of the name says it was their singing which inspired the name, another says it was one of them, Isaac Mull, who conferred it because of his happiness at becoming a free man under British rule.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Valley (community)". BC Geographical Names. http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/6671.html.
  2. ^ British Columbia Place Names, Helen B. and G.P.V. Akrigg, Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997