…to cultivate and enlighten the mind, to induce a habit of virtue, and to strengthen the fundamental principles of our Order: Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.

1996 marked the 125th anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of British Columbia.

That year saw the masonic fraternity involved in many public events throughout the province of British Columbia. Traditionally, the masonic fraternity has been a very private organization as far as their promotion of events and charitable endeavors, or in response to the critics of Freemasonry.

Because of the privacy of the fraternity, very little is known about the masonic order by the public except for the malicious misinformation propagated by a few self-serving authors and religious organizations. We hope that by producing the book “The Freemasons and the Masonic Family of British Columbia”, and by making it available online for your perusal (this section), many questions will by answered.

Should you wish to research Freemasonry further, our masonic library, located at Freemasons Hall, 1495 West Eighth Avenue, Vancouver, BC, is available to any serious researcher by appointment. Phone: (604) 736-8941 – Fax: (604) 736-5097

Contents copyright 1996
Community Relations Committee
M.W. Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of British Columbia
1495 West Eighth Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Socially and politically, Freemasons have played an important part in the development of British Columbia.”

David J. Mitchell
W.A.C. Bennett and the Rise of British Columbia