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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
 
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Regional District Cowichan Valley
Area: 2.05 km²
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Incorporated 1912
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4,812 (2001)

Population density: 2347.3/km²
Time zone: Pacific: UTC -8
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48°46′43.3″N, 123°42′28.3″W
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Coordinates: 48°46′43.3″N, 123°42′28.3″W Duncan, The City of Totems (pop. 4,812) is a city on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English de facto (none stated in law) Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area...

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History

The community is named after William Chalmers Duncan, born 1836 in Sarnia, Ontario. He arrived in Victoria in May 1862, then in August of that year was one of the party of a hundred settlers which Governor Douglas took to Cowichan Bay. After going off on several gold rushes, Duncan settled close to the present city of Duncan. He married in 1876, and his son Kenneth became the first mayor of Duncan. A street bears his name today. Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} Sarnia Semper Location City Information Established: as The Rapids but was renamed Port Sarnia in 1836 Area: 164. ... Victoria is a Canadian city, and it is the provincial capital of British Columbia. ...


Duncan's farm was named Alderlea, and this was the first name of the adjacent settlement. In August of 1886, the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway was opened. No stop had been scheduled at Alderlea for the inaugural train bearing Sir John A. Macdonald and Robert Dunsmuir. However, at Duncan's Crossing, the level crossing nearest Alderlea, a crowd of 2000 had assembled around a decorated arch and the train came to an unplanned halt, quite literally putting it on the map.


Location

Duncan is about 50 kilometres from both Victoria to the south and Nanaimo to the north. Although the City of Duncan has a population of just 4,812 it serves the Cowichan Valley, which has a population of 77,561. Duncan is the seat of the Cowichan Valley Regional District. It derives the name from Quw’utsun’ > Khowutzun > Cowichan. Literally translated from Coast Salish into "The Warm Land". Duncan records the highest average temperature in Canada at 11c. Victoria is a Canadian city, and it is the provincial capital of British Columbia. ... Nanaimo (2004 pop. ... Region around the Cowichan River and Cowichan Lake on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Cowichan Valley Regional District of British Columbia is on the southern part of Vancouver Island, bordered by the Nanaimo and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional Districts to the north and northwest, and by the Capital Regional District to the south and east. ...


Tourist Attractions

Duncan's tourism slogan is "The City of Totems". The city has many totem poles around the downtown area, which were erected in the late 1980's, including the world's largest Totem pole, carved by First Nations artisan Simon Charlie. A totem is any natural or supernatural object, being or animal which has personal symbolic meaning to an individual and to whose phenomena and energy one feels closely associated with during ones life. ... A Gitxsan pole (left) and Kwakwakawakw pole (right) at Thunderbird Park in Victoria, British Columbia Totem Poles are monumental sculptures carved from great trees, typically Western Redcedar, by a number of Native American cultures along the Pacific northwest coast of North America. ...


Duncan has a large First Nations community, and is the traditional home of the Coast Salish Natives, who are the largest band in the Coast Salish tribe. The Salish are makers of the world famous Cowichan Sweaters. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Coast Salish are a group of Salishan-speaking First Nations/Native American in British Columbia and Washington. ...


Duncan is home to the BC Forest Discovery Centre. Before the U.S.-Canada softwood lumber dispute, Duncan and the whole Cowichan Valley were a thriving lumber centre in British Columbia. The BC Forest Discovery Centre, located in Duncan, chronicles the history of logging in British Columbia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction. ...


Duncan has the world's largest ice hockey stick, which is on display on the side of the local arena (Cowichan Community Centre). The stick was made specifically for Expo 86 in Vancouver. The accompanying puck, however, is not the world's largest puck. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ...


Education

Malaspina University-College has a small campus in Duncan that offers programs and courses in university transfer, access, trades and applied technology, health and human services, and career and academic preparation. The campus also has a Continuing Education department that offers certificate programs, personal and professional development courses, and online courses. Malaspina University-College is a publicly funded University-College with its main campus located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. ...


Public schools in the Cowichan Valley are part of School District 79.


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Regional Districts Alberni-Clayoquot - Bulkley-Nechako - Capital - Cariboo - Central Coast - Central Kootenay - Central Okanagan - Columbia-Shuswap - Comox-Strathcona - Cowichan Valley - East Kootenay - Fraser Valley - Fraser-Fort George - Greater Vancouver - Kitimat-Stikine - Kootenay Boundary - Mount Waddington - Nanaimo - North Okanagan - Northern Rockies - Okanagan-Similkameen - Peace River - Powell River - Skeena-Queen Charlotte - Squamish-Lillooet - Stikine - Sunshine Coast - Thompson-Nicola
Communities over 100,000 Abbotsford - Burnaby - Coquitlam - Delta - Kelowna - Richmond - Saanich - Surrey - Vancouver
70,000-100,000 Chilliwack - Kamloops - Langley Township - Maple Ridge - Nanaimo - District of North Vancouver - Prince George - Victoria
Other major communities Campbell River - Castlegar - Comox - Cranbrook - Dawson Creek - Dease Lake - Fort St. John - Mission - New Westminster - City of North Vancouver - Penticton - Port Coquitlam - Port Moody - Quesnel - Revelstoke - Tsawwassen - Vernon

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Duncan British Columbia Travel Guide Information for the Cowichan Valley (660 words)
Duncan and the surrounding Cowichan Valley is a 30 minute scenic drive from both Victoria in the south and Nanaimo in the north.
Duncan British Columbian is the commercial centre of a trading area serving a population about 70,000 people.
Duncan covers approximately one square mile and jam packed with interesting shops, activities and services most of which are centralized within about four city blocks.
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada (1057 words)
A whistle-stop at William Duncan's farm in the 1880's, Duncan is now the civic centre of the Cowichan Valley.
Duncan's cityscape is a fine example of an old tradition infused with contemporary relevance and life.
Location: Duncan is located in the Cowichan Valley of southern Vancouver Island, 36 miles (60 km) north of Victoria.
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