BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Canoe
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: NE side of Salmon Arm (city), Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°45'00''N, 119°14'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82L/14
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 82L/11
82L/14
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Origin Notes and History:

Canoe (Post Office) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1915. Form of name changed to Canoe (Post Office & Station) 3 November 1932 on 82L/NW. Form of name changed to Canoe (Community) 15 December 1982 on 82L/14.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Canoe Post Office opened 1 September 1909.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The Indians found the beach at Canoe Creek a very good landing place for their canoes. Once there were a great many dugout canoes coming and going on Shuswap Lake. There are none now.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997