1929 – Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, British Columbia

Architect: J.C.M. Keith




Built in the Gothic style of the thirteenth century to the design of J.C.M. Keith, who won an international competition in 1896. Only the nave was initially completed, and this portion of the building was consecrated on September 29, 1929. Further building was delayed by the Depression of the thirties, and then by the Second World War. The western towers were completed in the 1950s, albeit shorter and missing an intended stage.

The reconstruction of the East End was completed and consecrated November 1st 1991. The Cathedral is one of Canada’s largest churches, with interior dimensions of 93 X 140 feet, and towers rising 122 feet above street level.