Canada Courthouses / British Columbia / Courtenay

Courtenay is named for the Courtenay River, which was named after George William Courtenay, captain of the British ship HMS Constance.


Location:  Courtenay is located in the western part of the Province on Vancouver Island.

Judicial District:  Nanaimo Judicial District


Courthouse – Courtenay


Location:  420 Cumberland Road / England Avenue

Built:  1950 – 1952

Style:  Art Deco / Modern

Architect:  Henry Whitaker of the Department of Public Works

Contractor:  Dawson and Hall Limited of Vancouver


Description:  The building faces north. The building is located on landscaped grounds.


Note:  The winning bid was $313,364 and the total cost of construction was $375,000. During construction the subcontractors were Ornamental Bronze Company, Ltd. of Vancouver ( iron ), O’Neill Company Ltd. of Vancouver ( tile and terrazzo ), Ernie Dann of Vancouver ( plastering ), Hudson’s Bay Company of Victoria ( flooring ), Brown Company Ltd. of Vancouver ( painting ), J H McRae Company Ltd. of Vancouver ( electric ), Nedley and Farwell of Courtenay ( plumbing and heating ), Millwork Company Ltd. of Vancouver ( millwork ) and Pacific Sheet Metals Work Ltd. of Nanaimo ( roofing and sheet metal ).


See:  The architect, Henry Whittaker, also designed courthouses in Merritt, NicolaPowell River, Penticton, Prince RupertSalmon Arm and Smithers.


See:  The contractor, Dawson and Hall Limited of Vancouver also constructed the courthouse in Penticton.


Nanaimo Judicial District Courthouses: 


Campbell RiverDuncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Port Hardy 

















Photos taken 2017