British Properties

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In West Vancouver District Municipality, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°21'00''N, 123°08'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 26 November 1979 on 92G/6 as recommended by District of West Vancouver.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

So-named in the early 1930's, when the Guinness family of Britain purchased the property; the Lions Gate Bridge was built by the Guinness interestes, as part of their development of "The British Properties".

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office