Sechelt

Feature Type:District Municipality (1) - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a district municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S end of Sechelt Peninsula, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°28'18''N, 123°45'48''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/5
Related Maps: 92G/12
92G/5

Origin Notes and History:

Sechelt (Post Office & Summer Resort) adopted 12 December 1939 on 92 SE, as labelled on BC map 2A, 1913. Form of name changed to Sechelt (Post Office & Settlement) 28 July 1945 on C.3579. Incorporated as a Village Municipality 15 February 1956; confirmed as Sechelt (Village) 3 April 1959 on 92G and in 1966 BC Gazetteer. Re-incorporated as a District Municipality per Order in Council 30 June 1986, called District of Sechelt.

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

Sechelt Post Office was opened 1 March 1896.

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