The Great Coal Strike 1912-1914

Located in Dallas Square, Nanaimo BC

The Vancouver Island Coal Strike of 1912-1914 is known as the most fiercely fought labour disputes in BC history. Its effects are still felt in the coal mining communites around the region.

More resources:

Video – “One Hundred Years Below” [Coal Tyee Society, 1988]

Video and lesson plan – “Vancouver Island War” Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia. Landrock Entertainment, Knowledge Network

Video and lesson plan – “Miners vs Dunsmuirs” Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia. Landrock Entertainment, Knowledge Network