Departure Bay

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: N side City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°12'00''N, 123°58'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

Departure Bay (Post Office) adopted 2 September 1948 on C. 3577 at 49 12 - 123 58. Form of name changed to Departure Bay (Steamer Landing) 3 April 1959 on 92 G. Form of name changed to Departure Bay (Landing) 9 January 1981, and coordinates adjusted to 49 11 - 123 57 on 92 G/4. Form of name changed to Departure Bay (Community) 15 February 1983, and coordinates adusted to 49 12 - 123 58 on 92G/4.

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

Post Office established 31 January 1947, situated on Lot 1, Sec 1; closed 31 July 1958.

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