The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Vancouver Island : The Establishment and Growth of the Mormon Community
Brigham Young considered Vancouver Island, British Columbia, as a possible haven for the Mormons when they were leaving Illinois. They settled in Utah instead. In 1875, a trickle of Mormon families arrived on Vancouver Island. In tracing the history of the Mormon community of the island, reasons for the scarcity of converts in the early years are suggested, the origins and dates of arrival of Mormon immigrants and missionaries are determined, and the reasons for their choice of the island are examined.