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1928 Triangle Tours brochure

Triangle Tours 1928

1928 Triangle Tours

Today I’m featuring a 1928 4-panel Triangle Tours brochure.  The Victoria tourism market was — and still is — highly competitive and so companies fought tooth and nail for business. All potential punters arrived by steamer and Triangle Tours took advantage of the famous Triangle route between Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle. Many visitors only had a brief layover and so all companies offered a city tour that guaranteed to have you back in time for your outgoing journey.

Similar to Veteran’s Tours, Triangle Tours offered several itineraries including a deluxe city, mountain and sea tour that included a drive over the Malahat, a ferry ride across Saanich Inlet and a visit to both Butchart Gardens and the Dominon Observatory.

By 1928 Triangle Tours was operated by C&C Taxi Service.  In the mid-1940’s C&C launched White Line Tours although I’m not clear if this was a new venture or a rebranding of Triangle Tours.  When the Victoria airport opened in the early 1940’s C&C won the bus contract and expanded their fleet.  C&C Taxi is still in business today as Bluebird Cabs.

For more scans of this brochure check out my 1928 Triangle Tours set on Flickr.

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4 thoughts on “1928 Triangle Tours brochure

  1. I believe this service was started by my family the Calwell’s. I know my grandfather, Hugh, & my father Emerson Calwell were very instrumental in the transportation & sightseeing & ambulance service in a Victoria.

    Posted by Valerie Cruickshank (Calwell) | May 7, 2014, 6:27 pm
  2. Hi Valerie,
    Thanks for commenting on my post. Was your family also involved with C&C Taxi? If so you might be interested in this slide that I posted on Tumblr last year:

    http://jakealoo.tumblr.com/post/58243206494/a-taxi-for-the-aeroplane-age-victorias-c-c-taxi

    Thanks again,
    Steve

    Posted by Jakealoo | May 7, 2014, 7:48 pm
    • Yes, again it was my grandfather & father. They also had buses & the ambulance service.

      Posted by Valerie Cruickshank (Calwell) | August 21, 2014, 6:17 pm
    • Yes, my Grandfather & Father started C&C Taxi service. I have a calendar that the business put out in 1981 that states business started in 1900-1981.Also there are 10 pictures of Taxis & Buses & 2 of Tally-hos.

      Posted by Vivian Barnett (Calwell) | July 28, 2015, 7:47 am

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