Pandora Peak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N side of Port San Juan, facing Port Renfrew (community), Renfrew Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°34'32''N, 124°26'43''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92C/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 April 1934 on C.307, as labelled on early British Admiralty Charts.

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

Named in 1846 by Captain Kellett.

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

Named in 1847 by Lieutenant Commander James Wood, HM surveying vessel Pandora, 4 guns, brig rigged, accompanied from England, as tender, HMS Herald, Captain Kellett, in 1845. Surveying on this coast 1846, 1847 and 1848, and on account of the absence of the Herald in the Arctic Ocean, carried on the duty alone. Surveyed Port San Juan 1847.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)