Historic Sites & Monuments Board of Canada
invite you to the unveiling of a plaque
commemorating the national historic significance of
THE SINKING OF S.S. VALENCIA
Friday, June 9, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre,
100 Pachena Rd,
Bamfield, British Columbia
The SS Valencia was wrecked off Cape Beale, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in 1906. Since her sinking killed 100 people (including all of the women and children aboard), some classify the wreck of Valencia as the worst maritime disaster in the “Graveyard of the Pacific”, a famously treacherous area off the southwest coast of Vancouver Island.