Whalley

Feature Type:Urban Community - A separately named area within the limits of an incorporated municipality
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In City of Surrey, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°10'45''N, 122°52'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/2

Origin Notes and History:

Whalley (Post Office), NOT "Whalleys Corner (Post Office)" was adopted 5 August 1948 on 92G/2. Form of name changed to Whalley (community) 22 May 1981 on 92G/2. Form of name changed to Whalley (Urban Community) 16 November 1995.

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

After Arthur Whalley, who settled here with his family in 1925. When the Pacific Stages bus line established a stop at the intersection of Ferguson and Bergstrom Roads, it was called 'Whalley's Corner'".

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.

Also known as "North Surrey", according to the Surrey (City) website.

Source: included with note