Vancouver Island's Top 5 Religious Affiliations

This list is more like a top 4 list (once you read the list you'll understand why)

1. Protestant - 40.7%

2. No Religion (does not clarify whether agnostic or atheist) - 38.8%

3. Roman Catholic - 14.4%

4. Sikh - 1%

5. Buddhist - 0.9%

St Anne's Church
in Parksville is said to be the oldest Church on Vancouver Island, built in 1898. Interestingly, it is made from logs making it a log church!

Photo By Randy Hall


Anonymous said…
Sorry to say but Congregation Emanu-El is a synagogue in Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. It is the oldest surviving synagogue in Canada. It can also boast of being the oldest synagogue building on the west coast of North America. Founded by 1859 when the cemetery is known to have been dedicated, in 1863 the congregation built the synagogue that is still in use. It is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. The building is a National Historic Site of Canada as designated by the Heritage Society of British Columbia.

Kaye Broens said…
The Church of Our Lord stands today on the site that was donated by Sir James Douglas, the colonial Governor who is often referred to as 'the Father of British Colombia". Of board and batten construction, this fine example of Carpenter Gothic was designed by local architect John Teague and opened in January 1876. The interior features a magnificent hammerbeam ceiling, memorial stained glass and the historic Appleton Organ which dates from the 1820s. The church was designated a National Historic Site in 1998.

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