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Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons has been proudly operating as an Emulation-Work Lodge since 1859. Located in Victoria, British Columbia, the Lodge was first Chartered by the United Grand Lodge of England, then later by the Grand Lodge of British Columbia (now known at the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon). Victoria-Columbia No.1 is older than Canada has been a country, and our Lodge is rich in history and tradtions.

Visitors to this website, particularly those men considering becoming a Freemason, are encouraged to enjoy and explore the information provided here, as well as the links to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon and other Freemasonry online resources.

What is Freemasonry?

From the United Grand Lodge of England:

Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and society. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. It teaches self-knowledge through participation in a progression of ceremonies. Members are expected to be of high moral standing and are encouraged to speak openly about Freemasonry. The following information is intended to explain Freemasonry as it is practised under the United Grand Lodge of England, which administers Lodges of Freemasons in England and Wales and in many places overseas.

Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its principles (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas – a progression of allegorical two-part plays which are learnt by heart and performed within each Lodge – which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.

Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: its values are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need.

Master's Greeting


Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 has chosen an awesome team of officers this year!

The brethren of Victoria-Columbia are all a great and proud group of men, and I look forward to leading them to make 2017 a fun and prosperous year.

I joined Freemasonry to be a part of an organization that enjoys deep friendships and brotherly love. We should continue to inspire the brethren of the future to keep this tradition alive and I invite you all to come out and join me while visiting other lodges. I believe if we visit in numbers as a group of fun loving brothers, the brethren of the various lodges will enthusiastically come back to our lodge in large numbers as well; visiting in groups not only gives us more incentive, but also shows that Victoria-Columbia is a strong lodge. Our summons each month will include a list of lodges I plan to attend, so that we can organize a group to come out and visit together. If there is a lodge you wish to visit, please let me know and I will help with the organizing!.

Visiting other lodges also includes the added benefit of "acquiring" various traveling goods (which may be claimed by visiting in groups of 10 or more). We recently brought back the Traveling Totem from our sister lodge in Port Angeles, and it would be very rewarding and high-spirited to acquire all the other lodges' " visitors' booty" in order to encourage them to come to Victoria-Columbia to reclaim it back again!

So once again brethren, here’s to a successful 2017! *Insert toast with libation of choice*   

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Your Worshipful Master
WBro. Lane Luckow

Lodge News & Events

  • From all the Officers and Brethren of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1, have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

    Installation 2018 - Saturday January 6th, 1:00 PM. Celebratory Banquet follows with hospitality starting at 5:30 PM! Tickets:

    Register for the Installation Banquet Here!

    Annual Dues

  • Annual dues may be paid online with a credit card or PayPal balance, or by cheque, cash or direct funds transfer (email payment). Click-on the form for discounts available for the non-card payment options!

    Click Here for Online Dues Renewal

    Why Victoria-Columbia No.1 For a "Masonic Journey"?

  • Amor de Cosmos: Second premier of British Columbia and a founding member of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1

    Men considering becoming a Freemason often have to choose between various Lodges and types of Freemasonry practiced. Victoria-Columbia No.1 is proud of being the first Lodge (1859) established on the Pacific-side of Canada, and being one of the co-builders of the beautiful Fisgard St. Freemasons' Hall in dowtown Victoria (1880).

    The current members of the Lodge enjoy 158-years of history and preemminence of Freemasonry in British Columbia!

    Other Web Links

Freemasonry in Victoria
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Victoria-Columbia Educator Link

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Considering Grand Lodge 2018 in Prince George?

Click-on the image for details on a Masonic Motor Coach tour!


United Peninsula Lodge No.24s All-Lodge Events Roster - Updated Weekly!
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The Appeal of Freemasonry

"What attracts a man to Freemasonry? Every man comes of his own free will and accord, with his own individual needs and interests. One man may join so that he can associate with other men who believe that only by improving themselves can they hope to improve the world. Another man may join because he is looking for a focus for his charitable inclinations. And yet another may be attracted by a strong sense of history and tradition. Many join simply because they knew a friend or relative who was a freemason and they admired that man’s way of living his life. All who join and become active discover a bond of brotherly affection and a community of mutual support; a practical extension of their own religious and social beliefs."

Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon

Seals of Victoria-Columbia Lodge No.1 &
The Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon

Victoria-Columbia Seal
Vcitoria-Columbia Grand Lodge Seal