History of Loudon Park

Loudon Park, part of the Wellington neighbourhood, was acquired by the City of Nanaimo in 1984. The park is named for William (Bill) Loudon, a World War I veteran, who purchased 700 acres of land in the area from the Dunsmuirs, which included the Wellington Cemetery and a portion of his land was dedicated a public park. He homesteaded and mined the remaining land. The lands formed part of the town of Wellington, which was a distinct community from the City of Nanaimo, until amalgamation with Nanaimo in 1974.


Loudon family pictured in historical photo in front of Dunsmuir house, circa 1900Loudon family at former James Dunsmuir house, ca. 1900



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