BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Winter Harbour
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Harbour (1) - Sheltered water in a shoreline indentation, suitable for mooring or anchoring vessels
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Head of Forward Inlet, Quatsino Sound, NW end of Vancouver Island, Rupert Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°31'52''N, 128°00'31''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.: 102I/9
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 102I/9
92L/12
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Origin Notes and History:

Leeson Harbour adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Name changed to Winter Harbour 7 January 1947 on C.3617.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The Kwak'wala name was Oyagamla
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office