BAMBERTON overlooks the west side of SAANICH INLET 37 km north of VICTORIA, just off the Malahat Hwy (see MALAHAT DRIVE). In 1912 the BC Cement Co opened a cement plant at the site, an expansion of its original plant across at TOD INLET. (BUTCHART GARDENS later developed at the original quarry site.) The Bamberton facility closed during WWI but reopened in 1921 and at its peak employed 180 workers. After many years of production the cement plant closed, and by the 1980s the community that had...

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