Madrona Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE of Crease Island, Carey Group, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°36'30''N, 126°38'13''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/10

Origin Notes and History:

Madrona Island adopted 6 January 1949 on OBF 2552, not Arbutus Island as labelled on earlier maps; changed to avoid duplication.

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

Madrona, from the Spanish madroƱo, any of several evergreen trees (genus Arbutus) of the heath family.

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