BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Ocean Falls
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Head of Cousins Inlet, W end of Dean Channel, W of Bella Coola, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°21'00''N, 127°42'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93D/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Ocean Falls (Post Office, mill town) was adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Ocean Falls (settlement) 13 March 1947 on 93 SW. Form of name changed to Ocean Falls (Post Office and Steamer Landing) in the 1953 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Ocean Falls (community) 28 February 1983 on 93 D/5.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Ocean Falls Post Office opened 1 August 1912; closed 23 August 1913. Re-opened 15 May 1916.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Until Link Lake was dammed an impressive waterfall fell into the ocean here.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office