Historic Victoria Advertisements
Automobiles & Transportation 1920-1929

As part of our series on Historic Victoria Advertisements here is our page on advertisements for Automobiles & Transportation 1920-1929.

We will be adding more Historic Victoria Advertisements on Automobiles & Transportation to this page over time.

1925 advertisements for the Canadian National Railway (top), ticket office 911 Government Street, and the Canadian Pacific Railway (bottom) and its Victoria ticket office at 1102 Government Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1925 advertisements for the Canadian National Railway (top), ticket office 911 Government Street, and the Canadian Pacific Railway (bottom) and its Victoria ticket office at 1102 Government Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for the Canadian Pacific Railway and its Victoria ticket office at 1102 Government Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for the Canadian Pacific Railway and its Victoria ticket office at 1102 Government Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 Advertisement For The Canadian Pacific Railway

Ticket Offices were located at 1102 Government Street and 396-470 Belleville Street, both of which are still standing.

1926 advertisement for Chevrolet automobiles, placed by Begg Motor Company, 937 View Street. This advertisement was placed in the spring of 1926, before Begg Motor Co. opened its new building at 1250 Quadra Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for Chevrolet automobiles, placed by Begg Motor Company, 937 View Street. This advertisement was placed in the spring of 1926, before Begg Motor Co. opened its new building at 1250 Quadra Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 Advertisement For Chevrolet, from the Begg Motor Company, 937 View Street.

This advertisement, from the spring of 1926, is interesting because it shows the location of the Begg Motor Company at 937 View Street, a few months before architect Ralph Berrill completed the Begg Motor Company’s new building at 1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street, which is still standing today.

(also see Begg Motor Company advertisement below)

1926 advertisement for Chevrolet automobiles, placed by Begg Motor Company, 865 Yates Street. This advertisement was placed in the fall of 1926, after Begg Motor Co. opened its new building at 865 Yates Street (now 1250 Quadra Street). (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for Chevrolet automobiles, placed by Begg Motor Company, 865 Yates Street. This advertisement was placed in the fall of 1926, after Begg Motor Co. opened its new building at 865 Yates Street (now 1250 Quadra Street). (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 Advertisement For Chevrolet, from the Begg Motor Company, 937 View Street.

This advertisement, from the spring of 1926, is interesting because it shows the location of the Begg Motor Company at 865 Yates Street, a few months after architect Ralph Berrill completed the Begg Motor Company’s new building at 1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street, which is still standing today.

Begg Motor Company had previously been located at 937 View Street (see Begg Motor Company advertisement above)

1926 advertisement for Durant Motors of Canada, sold by Atkinson Motor Company, 809 Yates Street in downtown Victoria. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours Inc. collection)

1926 advertisement for Durant Motors of Canada, sold by Atkinson Motor Company, 809 Yates Street in downtown Victoria. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours Inc. collection)

1926 Advertisement For Durant Motors of Canada, Sold By Atkinson Motor Company, 809 Yates Street

1926 advertisement for Ford automobiles, placed by National Motor Company, 831 Yates Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for Ford automobiles, placed by National Motor Company, 831 Yates Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 Advertisement for Ford cars and trucks, by National Motor Company, 831 Yates Street

1926 advertisement for Jewett Six automobiles, placed by Eve Brothers Ltd., 900 Fort Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for Jewett Six automobiles, placed by Eve Brothers Ltd., 900 Fort Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 Advertisement For Jewett Six, By Eve Brothers, 900 Fort Street

1926 advertisement for Pontiac Six automobiles, placed by McRae-Meldrum Motors, 933 Yates Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for Pontiac Six automobiles, placed by McRae-Meldrum Motors, 933 Yates Street. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 Advertisement for Pontiac Six, by McRae-Meldram Motors, 933 Yates Street

1926 advertisement for Studebaker at Jameson Motors, 740 Broughton Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for Studebaker at Jameson Motors, 740 Broughton Street (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 Advertisement for Studebaker, Jameson Motors, 740 Broughton Street

1926 advertisement for William Mable, 717 Johnson Street. showing the former Mable carriage making business changed into auto body work. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 advertisement for William Mable, 717 Johnson Street. showing the former Mable carriage making business changed into auto body work. (Victoria Online Sightseeing Tours collection)

1926 Advertisement For Dupont-Duco, at William Mable, 717 Johnson Street

This 1926 advertisement is particularly interesting as it shows the long established William Mable Carriage Makers business, 717 Johnson Street, transitioned from horse drawn carriages to auto body work.

1926 Advertisement For Weiler Auto Supply House, Douglas Street and Broughton Street

In 1920, Otto Weiler retained architect Percy Fox to build a new building at Douglas Street and Broughton Street for a new business, the Weiler Auto Supply House.

The former Weiler Supply House building is still standing at 1000-1012 Douglas Street / 680-690 Broughton Street in downtown Victoria.

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