Six Mile Pub
The Six Mile Pub story begins in 1848 with millwright John Fenton, who built a saw-mill on the site owned by the Hudson Bay Co. The hotel became a handy port of call for British sailors who filled the ships’ water barrels at the mouth of the Mill-stream. The tap room rang with laughter and shouts of British tars from Esquimalt naval base established in 1864; there is talk it used to be the headquarters for rum-running at a later date. The Six Mile was the hub of the small community and was used as a postal address by those close by when the stage coaches began to run in the 1880s. The grand Six Mile Pub has certainly played her part in the history of the west coast, and those who have watched over her the last century feel she is set for at least another 100 years. Walk, bike, drive, or paddle to the Six Mile Pub – she will delight you.
494 Old Island Hwy at Six Mile Rd
Victoria, BC V9B1H5