When it comes to advertising a home in Victoria, the mediums on which to do so are nearly endless. Agents today can choose from social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and even TikTok (!), or various real estate websites. But what about the original advertising platform; namely, newspapers? Well, it turns out the first papers in the city predate Pemberton Holmes, which is really saying something! And surprisingly enough, there are more than you might think! Check out below for our timeline of Victoria’s historical newspapers!

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Doherty, Hugh. The Daily Colonist, Victoria, B.C. http://web.uvic.ca/vv/articles/doherty/newspaper.html