BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Discovery Passage
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Passage - Narrow stretch of water connecting two larger water bodies
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Connecting Strait of Georgia and Johnstone Strait, between Vancouver and Quadra Islands, Sayward Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°10'37''N, 125°21'42''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92K/3
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92F/14
92K/3
92K/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 May 1944 on C.3565, as labelled on James Wyld's Map of the Gold Regions of the Fraser River & Washington Territory, 1858, and on Arrowsmith's 1859 map, and on Palliser's 1860 map of British North America, and on British Admiralty Chart 580, 1860 et seq, and on BC map 2C, etc.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1792 by Captain George Vancouver, after his ship. [note: the passage is shown but not labelled on Vancouver's maps to accompany his published journal ]. See Discovery Island for additional information about the ship Discovery.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office