BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Tod Inlet
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Feature Types.
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Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Drains N into Brentwood Bay on E side of Saanich Inlet, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 48°33'44''N, 123°28'30''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.: 92B/11
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 9th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1910.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after John Tod (1793?-1882), chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company. Born in Scotland, Tod joined the Hudson Bay Company in 1813 and began many years of service in isolated posts. To illustrate that isolation, Tod liked to tell how news of the Battle of Waterloo did not reach him until some three years after the famous victory - belatedly but loyally he then fired off a salute at his fort.
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.
The traditional name is snitcetl [pronounced sneek with], meaning "place of blue grouse"
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office