Esowista Peninsula

Feature Type:Peninsula - Elongated projection of land into a body of water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Extends NW from N end of Wickaninnish Bay to Tofino, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°05'25''N, 125°49'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/4

Origin Notes and History:

Esowista Peninsula adopted 6 November 1934 on C.340 as recommended by Hydrographic Survey, not "Low Peninsula" as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 584, 1860 et seq, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Application extended 19 March 1971 on C.3627 and 92F/4.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Named by H.D. Parizeau, Hydrographic Service, after the Indian Reserve at the north end of Wickaninnish Bay (Long Beach). Originally the name was applied only to the low neck of land between Templar Channel and Browning Passage, centred at 49° 08' x 125° 54' as recommended by Hydrographic Survey (file B.1.32); application extended to include the entire 15+ km peninsula from the narrow isthmus between Grice Bay - Long Beach all the way to Tofino, as recommended by Hydrographic Service in May 1969 (file B.1.32).

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.