BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Granisle
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Village (1) - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated under the provincial Municipal Act
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W side of Babine Lake, N of Fulton River, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 54°53'05''N, 126°12'24''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93L/16
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93L
93L/16
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Origin Notes and History:

Granisle (Settlement) adopted 6 April 1967 on 93L. Form of name changed to Granisle (Post Office) 18 December 1968 on 93L/16. Incorporated as a Village Municipality 29 June 1971.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
A townsite belonging to Granisle Copper Ltd. "The name Granisle was chosen for the subsidiary company because the parent company is Granby Mining Company Ltd, and the mine is located on an island." (1967 leter, file S.3.36). See also the municipality's own website.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office