Firvale

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: Junction of Burnt Bridge Creek and Bella Coola River, NE of Bella Coola (community), Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°26'00''N, 126°17'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93D/8

Origin Notes and History:

Firvale (settlement) adopted 7 February 1947 on 93SW - a long-established name, labelled on BC Lands' map 2E, 1924, identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, etc. Location adjusted 3 miles westward 9 February 1962 on 93D/8.

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

Sloan Post Office was opened here 1 November 1907; renamed Firvale Post Office 19 July 1912; closed January 31, 1917 (at the time of closing the post office was situated on the E 1/2 of SW 1/4, Sec 28, Tp8, R3.

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