NORWEGIANS were among the several groups of Scandinavian immigrants who established isolated colonies on the BC coast toward the end of the 19th century (see also FINNS, DANES, SWEDES). John Brae, a Norwegian who came to BC via Minnesota, founded a small settlement in CLAYOQUOT SOUND in 1884 and by 1897 he had been joined there by more than 40 other Norwegian pioneers. Farther north a group of Norwegian immigrants from N Dakota established a short-lived colony called Scandia in QUATSINO SOUND...

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