It was one of the artillery positions that protected the Vancouver area

Mary Hill Battery: exploring an abandoned World War II base in Canada

On September 10, 1939, a week after the United Kingdom and France, Canada declared war on Germany over its invasion of Poland.

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The entry of Canada into the war led this country, a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations, to try to protect its coasts against possible attacks. On the Pacific coast, several coastal artillery batteries were established in the Vancouver area, in the British Columbia. One of these positions was the Mary Hill Battery, built in 1939 on top of a mountain and whose mission was to protect the ports of Victoria and Esquimalt, for which it was equipped with two 152 mm Mk.7 cannons, to which a third was added in 1941, according to Harold A. Skaruup.

After the war, the Canadian Army retained the battery as a training center. Finally, the battery was deactivated in 1956, being dismantled. Since then, both the position and the old wells that occupied its cannons have been abandoned. A few days ago, Abandoned Urbex Canada published an interesting video exploring this battery:

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