Ocean Falls

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: Head of Cousins Inlet, W end of Dean Channel, W of Bella Coola, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°21'00''N, 127°42'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93D/5

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