Tahsis

Feature Type:Village (1) - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a village municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Head of Tahsis Inlet, Nootka Sound, W side of Vancouver Island, Nootka Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°54'59''N, 126°39'52''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92E/15

Origin Notes and History:

Tahsis (Post Office) adopted 1 February 1938 on C345, at 49° 50' 45" x 126° 43' 00". Form of name changed to Tahsis (Post Office & Landing) and position altered 27 July 1946 on C.3662, to 49° 55' x126° 40'. Incorporated as a Village Municipality 17 June 1970. Tahsis (Village) confirmed 30 November 1981 on 92E/15.

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

Tahsis Post Office was opened 15 January 1938, situated on Lot 396 facing Hecate Channel. Name changed to Port Tahsis Post Office 30 June 1938; post office closed 15 June 1940. Tahsis Post Office re-established 15 August 1945, located at Gibson Bros Logging Camp at the head of Tahsis Inlet. 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