View Royal

Feature Type:Town - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a town municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Esquimalt and Langford, W of Victoria, Esquimalt Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°27'07''N, 123°26'03''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/6

Origin Notes and History:

View Royal (settlement) adopted 16 January 1958 on 92B/6. Form of name changed to View Royal (community) in the 1985 Gazetteer. Incorporated as a Town Municipality 15 October 1988, effective 5 December 1988.

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

So-named as a vantage point over Royal Bay (now Royal Roads), in turn named because of its location, flanked by Albert Head and the city of Victoria. See also the municipality's own website.

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