BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Bowser
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
:
Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: NW of Qualicum Bay, E side Vancouver Island between Parksville and Courtenay, Newcastle Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°26'00''N, 124°40'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92F/7
  Nearby names within
  

Origin Notes and History:

Bowser (Post Office and Station) adopted December 2, 1948 on C.3590, as identified on E&N map, 1918 et seq. Form of name changed to Bowser (Post Office) 15 January 1982 on 92F/7. Further changed to Bowser (Community) 15 December 1982 on 92 F/7.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Bowser Post Office opened 1 April 1915, named after William J. Bowser, former Premier of British Columbia.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office